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9th Annual Surf Dog Competition

Surfin' dogs take over Imperial Beach.
Dana Neibert

By Elisse Miller

It’s pure dogged determination at the ninth annual Surf Dog Competition, hosted by Unleashed by Petco. On July 13 in Imperial Beach, dogs will compete in four different categories: small dogs, medium dogs, large dogs, and tandem. Will four-time small dog champ Abbie Girl take home gold? What about Tillman the bulldog, who was last year’s large dog winner and now has his own TV show on the Hallmark Channel? Right now, it’s anyone’s game.

For the noncompetitive dog, there’s an off-leash play area, agility course, and treats galore. Humans can enjoy a beer garden, kids’ area, food trucks, and dog adoptions. Proceeds benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

9th Annual Surf Dog Competition

Dana Neibert

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