New DockDogs record likely set during SEWE

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The Southeastern Wildlife Expo's (SEWE) DockDogs event has come and gone. In my opinion, it's one of those events that's better to see in person than read about afterwards -- but we've got a double peg for this one.

If you're not familiar with DockDogs it's, well as Wikipedia puts it: "a dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water."

I won't say much before I point you onto the photos and forums below, but I will point out that the DockDogs community has a bit of buzz that Andy Mace's 2-year-old Belgian Malinois dog "Brox" has by all appearances set the new record for and "extreme vertical" jump of 7' 11"

Making it doubly impressive was that Brox was competing against Nestle, the former record holder.

The Post and Courier has a small story, so-so video, and photo gallery from the event. SkyHawk Sports Photography has a bunch of pictures, too.

But, if you're really intrigued by the whole thing, your best bet is to hop over to the DockDogs forum and dive in -- there are currently several active threads about Charleston.

Update February 17: Charleston City Paper blogger Erica Jackson has a small write-up that most interestingly has some pictures from the DockDogs event.