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The Incredible Dog Challenge

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For more than 25 years, Purina® Pro Plan® has given incredible canine athletes the platform to showcase their amazing abilities in exciting events like dock diving, flying disc, agility and more!

Check out the action from the 2022 National Finals

Meet The Champions

Meet some of the Incredible Dog Challenge’s most celebrated champions and learn the secrets to their success.

Amber McCune

Hear from national champion agility trainer Amber McCune on what competing in the IDC means to her and her dogs. And discover why pros like Amber choose Purina Pro Plan to fuel their champions on and off the course.

*This owner received compensation and coupons from Purina Pro Plan.

Maria Badamo, DVM

Discover why national champion agility trainer Maria Badamo trusts Purina Pro Plan Sport formulas to fuel her champion dogs, Kenobi and Gromit. 

*This owner received compensation and coupons from Purina Pro Plan.

"Dogs are my life and I'm the center of theirs. I have to give them the best."

Liz Dole, DVM

As a veterinarian and agility trainer, helping dogs live full, active lives has always been a big part of Liz Dole's life. So, when it came time to pick a food to fuel her champion agility dog, Chelsea, the choice was clear. Pro Plan Sport is the only nutrition Liz trusts to give her dogs the energy and protein levels they need to be their best, on and off the course.

Incredible In Action

Explore the lineup of feet-flying, gravity-defying and awe-inspiring events that make up the Incredible Dog Challenge.

Dog competing in agility course


Dog/owner teams make run through a challenge course that’s made up of a variety of jumps, A-frames, tunnels and other obstacles. Fastest time wins!

Dog competing in diving event

Diving Dog

Dogs sprint down a 40-foot stage before launching into a pool, aiming for recording breaking length as they hit the water.

Small dog weaving through poles

Incredible Weave

This high-speed race sends dogs dashing through a weave pole course as fast as they can without missing a pole.

Woman and dog competing in freestyle disc event

Freestyle Flying Disc

Dog/human teams perform together in this high-flying, high-energy event featuring aerial maneuvers and jaw-dropping tricks.

Dog catching stick in the air

Fetch It!

Dogs run off a 40-foot stage and try to catch or knock down a bumper which hangs 4 feet above the water.

Jack Russell terriers jumping

Jack Russell Races

Six Jack Russell terriers race to the finish line while leaping three obstacles and then flying through a narrow foam tunnel.

Dog with life jacket surfing

Surf Dog

Life jacket-wearing dogs try to catch and ride a wave on their foam boards with the help of their handler.

Incredible Science

Learn about the incredible science behind elite canine athletes. For more information on sources, click here


Dogs Burn Fat At Almost 2x The Rate Of Humans

A diet that's high in fat and protein can increase an active dog's metabolism and his endurance.

Reynolds et al., Iams Nutrition symposium,1996, Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats in Nutrition Research Council 2008, Ch. 11, pp 285-287

Incredible Sprinters

During sprint racing, dogs will burn energy at a rate 3 times greater during the initial burst of acceleration (first 7.5 seconds) compared to rate of burning energy during the rest of the run (up to 1 min).

 Source:R. Staaden, 1984

Incredible Energy

A dog’s muscles store 50x more energy as fat when compared to the total amount of carbohydrates stored in muscle as glycogen.

Source:Internal calculation based on estimates of body fat and muscle glycogen content from Kobryn and Brzezinska, 1978

Small Dog Big Jumps

Most small dogs can jump 6 times higher than their hip height.


One Giant Leap

On a pound for pound basis, dogs can produce more muscle power in comparison to humans which is one reason they can jump so high and so far.

Dog's main energy comes from fat, not carbs

A dog's main energy source comes from fat, not carbs.

Source:Reynolds et al., Iams Nutrition symposium,1996


Concentrated Nutrition of SPORT 30/20 helps optimize oxygen metabolism for increased endurance.

Source:Reynolds et al., Iams Nutrition symposium,1996


SPORT Performance 30/20 has 30% protein, 20% fat to help fuel metabolic needs and maintain lean muscle in active dogs.

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Performance Nutrition

SPORT formulas deliver fine-tuned nutrition to promote strength and endurance.

The Leaderboard

See which dogs came out on top on the field, at the dock and in the water.

2022 National Finals Champions

Small Dog Agility

Champion: MAUI, Tammie Gigstad 33:03  
2nd Place: PRIMO, Sarah Rutland 
3rd Place: LARK, Betsy Lynch 

Medium Dog Agility

Champion: ZULA, Jada Sawhney 29.79 
2nd Place: BEE, Jennifer Crank 
3rd Place: PRIZE, Kate Moureaux 

Large Dog Agility

Champion: VANISH, Emily Klarman 30.04 
2nd Place: WIT, Perry DeWitt 
3rd Place: TYPO, Amber McCune 

Freestyle Flying Disc

Champion: FERRIS, Jack Fahle 92.6 
2nd Place: KIDDO, Bonnie Scott 
3rd Place: Poison Ivy, Christopher Padilla 

Diving Dog

Champion: SOUNDERS, Laurel Behnke 34’2” 
2nd Place: SLINGSHOT, Rachael Brinkman 
3rd Place: Golden Eagle, Pennie Mahon 

Fetch It!

Champion: SOUNDERS, Laurel Behnke 29’ 
2nd Place: FALKOR, Melissa Ness 
3rd Place: SLINGSHOT, Rachael Brinkman 


Champion: ZULA, Jada Sawhney 
2nd Place: MAUI, Tammie Gigstad 
3rd Place: LIGHTSABER, Kate Moureaux 

Jack Russell Races

Champion: MAY DAY TWIST O’FATE, Todd Sena 
2nd Place: MAY DAY JOHN WAYNE, Samantha Vaughn 
3rd Place: CEDAR GROVE MINNIE, Emory Vaughn 

2022 Western Regionals

Small Dog Agility

Champion: PRIMO, Sarah Rutland 34:10 
2nd Place: BILBO, Britney Imhof
3rd Place: BUTTER, Courtney Moore

Medium Dog Agility

Champion: PRIZE, Kate Moureaux 33:20
2nd Place: INDI, Christine Brew
3rd Place: CABOOSE, Tim Buck

Large Dog Agility

Champion: HALLELUJAH, Jessica Ajoux 33:21
2nd Place: AMIGO, Gwyn Friedl
3rd Place: RICKY BOBBY, Suzanne Knox

Freestyle Flying Disc

Champion: POISON IVY, Christopher Cruz 97.8
2nd Place: SORA, Kirby Mcllveen
3rd Place: MAYA, Brad Denney

Diving Dog

Champion: RICOCHET, Shelley Winsworth 31’6”
2nd Place: BOOM, Cindy Greenslade
3rd Place: KEGGER, Bret Geller


Champion: INDI, Christine Brew
2nd Place: BUTTER, Courtney Moore
3rd Place: LIGHTSABER, Kate Moureaux

Fetch It!

Champion: FALKOR, Melissa Ness 28’
2nd Place: RICOCHET, Mike Moritz
2nd Place: BUCKSHOT, Tammy Strassenburg

Large Dog Surf

Champion: SUGAR, Ryan Rustan
2nd Place: FAITH, James Wall

Small Dog Surf

Champion: CHERIE, Dan Nykolayko
2nd Place: GIDGET, Alecia Nelson

2022 Eastern Regionals

Small Dog Agility

Champion: CHIBI, Mich Powers 32.72 
2nd Place: HAPPY, Diane Patterson
3rd Place: BET, Marco Giavoni

Medium Dog Agility

Champion: ZULA, Jada Sawhney 30.67
2nd Place: RAANE, Chris Tucci
3rd Place: BRIA, Debbie Wren

Large Dog Agility

Champion: VANISH, Emily Klarman 31.11
2nd Place: JAM, Soshana Dos
3rd Place: TYPO, Amber McCune

Freestyle Flying Disc

Champion: FERRIS, Jack Fahle 88.9
2nd Place: KIDDO, Bonnie Scott
3rd Place: FLYNN RIDER, Rachael Sample

30 Weave Up & Back

Champion: SKYE, Han Yu
2nd Place: ZULA, Jada Sawhney
3rd Place: BET, Marco Giavoni

Diving Dog

Champion: FRANKLY UNACCEPTABLE, Crystal McClaran 31'2''
2nd Place: PITA, Charlotte Blake
3rd Place: ZEN, Dawn Scholz

Fetch It!

Champion: MC's PANCHO, Crystal McClaran 25'
2nd Place: SRIRACHA, Kristin Elmquist
3rd Place: USA, Fred Eaker

Jack Russell Hurdle Race

Champion: CROCKET, Bill Castle
2nd Place: WYATT, Wayne Rees
3rd Place: DIESEL, Mason Rees

2021 National Finals

Small Dog Agility

Champion: PRE, Laura Dolan 35.64 
2nd Place: SWINDLE, Abbey Beasley 
3rd Place: MILEY, Amber Abbott 

Medium Dog Agility

Champion: BEE, Jennifer Crank 31.90 
2nd Place: PRIZE, Kate Moureaux 
3rd Place: GRIN, Allison Hill 

Large Dog Agility

Champion: VIM, Kim Terrill 32.75 
2nd Place: KENOBI, Maria Badamo 
3rd Place: VERB, Perry DeWitt 

Freestyle Flying Disc

Champion: ROUGE, Deirani Collazo 95.70 
2nd Place: LEAP, Andrea Rigler 
3rd Place: NALU, Andrew Han 

30 Weave Up & Back

Champion: MAUI, Tammie Gigstad  
2nd Place: KENOBI, Maria Badamo 
3rd Place: ABBEY, Charmaine Koenig 

Diving Dog

Champion: SOUNDERS, Laurel Behnke 36’  
2nd Place: SLINGSHOT, Rachael Brinkman 
3rd Place: SPITFIRE, Sydney Mackey 

Fetch It!

Champion: SOUNDERS, Laurel Behnke 30’  
2nd Place: SLINGSHOT, Rachael Brinkman 
3rd Place: SPITFIRE, Sydney Mackey 

2021 Western Regionals

Small Dog Agility

Champion: Miley, Amber Abbot 35.64
2nd Place: Phyllis Diller, Emily Ingersoll
3rd Place: Jeter, Kaela Morris

Medium Dog Agility

Champion: Prize, Kate Moureaux 31.77
2nd Place: Skeptic, Sarah Baker
3rd Place: Caboose, Tim Buck

Large Dog Agility

Champion: Vim, Kim Terrill 31.2
2nd Place: Rich, Mia Grant
3rd Place: Champion, Leslie Wilk

Diving Dog

Champion: Zuma, Tyler Weinstein 29'6"
2nd Place: Boom, Cindy Greenslade
3rd Place: Jurassic, Colleen Morita

Fetch It!

Champion: Narbe, Robert Greger 23'
2nd Place: Ricochet, Mike Moritz
3rd Place: Big Guy Montana, Sondel Fermer

30 Weave Up & Back

Champion: Vim, Kim Terrill
2nd Place: Ricky Bobby, Suzanne Knox
3rd Place: Prize, Kate Moureaux

Freestyle Flying Disc

Champion: Sora, Kirby McIlveen 91.1
2nd Place: Maya, Brad Denney
3rd Place: Zunika, Eva Gutierrez

2021 Eastern Regionals

Small Dog Agility

Champion: Maui, Tammie Gigstad 32.36
2nd Place: Mazi, Erika Kiss
3rd Place: Cher, Maggie Schoolar

Medium Dog Agility

Champion: Swift, Jennifer Crank 33.73
2nd Place: Grin, Allison Hill
3rd Place: Edward, Bonnie Opal

Large Dog Agility

Champion: Kidd, Karen Holik 32.75
2nd Place:  Chelsea, Liz Dole
3rd Place: Sculpin, Chris Brewer

Diving Dog

Champion: Deuce, Justin Toupin 30'5"
2nd Place: Pita, Charlotte Blake
3rd Place: Mako, Serena Ghosio

Fetch It!

Champion: Mako, Serena Ghosio 23
2nd Place: Zen, Dawn Johnson
3rd Place: J'Adore, Kelly Reed Lucas

30 Weave Up & Back

Champion: Maui, Tammi Gigstad
2nd Place: Swift, Jennifer Crank
3rd Place: Lolo, Debbie Hartzell

Freestyle Flying Disc

Champion: Rouge, Deirani Collazo 94.8
2nd Place: Riley, Mark Faragoi
3rd Place: Vamos, Autumn Trainor

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