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The Incredible Dog Challenge

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For more than 20 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!

Don’t Miss a Minute

From lightning-fast agility course runs to gravity-defying dock dives, Incredible was on display at the 2021 IDC National Finals. Find out where and when you can watch it all. 

CHECK OUT THE ACTION FROM THE 2021 NATIONAL FINALS AT PURINA FARMS IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

Upcoming 2022 Incredible Dog Challenge Events

Eastern Regional

TBD LOCATION 

TBD DATE 2022

Western Regional

TBD LOCATION 

TBD DATE 2022

National Finals

TBD LOCATION 

TBD DATE 2022

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.

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

AGILITY

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

30-WEAVE

This head-to-head race sends two dogs weaving through a 30-weave pole up-and-back 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

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.

Source:
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

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

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

SMALL DOG BIG JUMPS

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

ONE GIANT LEAP

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
Vo2 MAX

Vo2 MAX

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

Source:Reynolds et al., Iams Nutrition symposium,1996
30/20

30/20

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.

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

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

2020 NATIONAL FINALS

SMALL DOG AGILITY

Champion: Pink, Jennifer Crank 30.90
2nd Place: Pre, Laura Dolan
3rd Place: Wren, Betsey Lynch

MEDIUM DOG AGILITY

Champion: Dynamite!, Shenna Lemche 35.05
2nd Place: Brodie, Estelle Robinson
3rd Place: Sexy Rexy, Emily Kosztowny

LARGE DOG AGILITY

Champion: Kenobi, Maria Badamo 31.92
2nd Place:  Typo, Amber McCune
3rd Place: Fallon, Kim Stuber

DIVING DOG

Champion: Voss, Charlotte Blake 31'0"
2nd Place: Leo, Linda Bonner
3rd Place: Liam, Scott Dempsey

JACK RUSSELL RACING

Champion: King, Travis Hallman 
2nd Place: Up-Shiraz, Barbara Chesnut
3rd Place: Crocket, Bill Castle

FETCH IT

Champion: Spitfire, Sydney Mackey 26
2nd Place: Gunner, Jay Young
2nd Place: Slingshot, Rachael Brinkman

30 WEAVE UP & BACK

Champion: Wren, Betsey Lynch
2nd Place: Paddy, Anita Tipton
3rd Place: Rauri Belle, Dianne O'Reilly

FREESTYLE FLYING DISC

Champion: Zin, Jeff Hill 87.8

2019 NATIONAL FINALS

 

 

 

SMALL DOG AGILITY

Champion: Pixel, Ami Sheffield 33.88
2nd Place: Joss, Linda Johns
3rd Place: Pink, Jennifer Crank

LARGE DOG AGILITY

Champion: Fallon, Kim Stuber 35.34
2nd Place: Vim, Kim Terrill
3rd Place: Pepper, Kim Fuqua

DIVING DOG

Champion: Sounders, Laurel Behnke 35’9”
2nd Place: Slingshot, Rachel Brinkman
3rd Place: Spitfire, Sydney Mackey

FLYBALL

Champion: Animal Inn
2nd Place: Speed Racers
3rd Place: Skidmarkz

JACK RUSSELL RACING

Champion: Blondie, Sammy Hopewell
2nd Place: Trubel, Mary Daly
3rd Place: Blade, Justin Caynor

FETCH IT

Champion: Sounders, Laurel Behnke 27’6”
2nd Place: Slingshot, Rachel Brinkman
3rd Place: Spitfire, Sydney Mackey

30 WEAVE UP & BACK

Champion: Wren, Betsy Lynch
2nd Place: Joss, Linda Johns
3rd Place: Vim, Kim Terrill

FREESTYLE FLYING DISC

Champion: Leap, Andrea Rigler 92.7
2nd Place: Maya, Brad Denney
3rd Place: Muse, Jeff Hill

2019 WESTERN REGIONALS

SMALL DOG AGILITY

Champion: Joss, Linda Johns 35.15
2nd Place: Cisco, Keith Highely
3rd Place: Fable, Suzanne Boldt

LARGE DOG AGILITY

Champion: Vim, Kim Terrill 35.26
2nd Place: Pepper, Kim Fuqua
3rd Place: Kaboom, Amber McCune

DIVING DOG

Champion: Aegon, Dane Seidlitz 32’2”
2nd Place: Sling Shot, Rachael Brinkman
3rd Place: Leo, Linda Bonner

FETCH IT

Champion: Sounders, Laurel Behnke 25’
2nd Place: Slingshot, Rachael Brinkman
3rd Place: Reese, Tammy Strassenberg

JACK RUSSELL RACING

Champion: Crocket, Bill Castle
2nd Place: Up Shiraz, Barbara Chestnut
3rd Place: Case, John Ohlheiser

FREESTYLE FLYING DISC

Champion: Maya, Brad Deney 91
2nd Place: Afrika, Oscar Mauricio Arevalo Sanchez
3rd Place: Torch, Kirby McIIveen

30 WEAVE UP & BACK

Champion: Kenobi, PJ O’Connior
2nd Place: Pepper, Kim Fuqua
3rd Place: Vim, Kim Terrill

MOUNTAIN DOG CHALLENGE – WOMEN’S

Champion: Kodi, Becca Kreski 2:03:43
2nd Place: Mr. Biggs, Pam McWilliams
3rd Place: Gidget, Alicia Nelson

MOUNTAIN DOG CHALLENGE – MEN’S

Champion: Price Dudeman, Ryan Thor 2:08:62
2nd Place: Goose, Nick Carlton
3rd Place: Mac, AJ

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