Our Story -
In the fall of 2006 while visiting a Pet Expo we saw a Dock Diving competition being held. At that time we immediately thought of our Chocolate Lab Cajun who regularly jumps in the lake. This was something we knew we had to try with him! We found an upcoming event which was in January 2007 and haven’t looked back since! We are hooked and Cajun is the founder of our team!!
In the summer of 2007 we rescued a 2 year old GSP named Champ who immediately wanted to follow in his big brother's footsteps and became the biggest jumper of our team. Last season he set a new personal best of 23’ 6”. Champ is also an Upland Bird Hunter. He has a great passion for the sport and loves to compete in field trials and hunt tests.
2008 and 2009 continued to be great years with both Champ and Cajun rocking the dock! Champ tied his personal best and took an overall 1st place competition wins! While ending the 2008 jumping season we began to think about succession planning and how we wanted to mold our future. We started our research and did our homework and welcomed a new GSP pup Riot, into our home in the summer of 2009. His goal is to be the “Triple Threat” of the team and he is exactly that!
In 2010 Riot already titled in UKC Conformation earning his GRCH, Hunting earning his AKC JH,and Dock Jumping after his first full season out! We tried out a couple of new sports too and Champ titled in hunting earning his AKC JH, weight pulling earning his UWP title and is working toward a title in Lure Coursing!
In 2011 we had another succession plan idea. We welcomed home Radar, a Choc Lab puppy to carry out the future of our teams dock jumping as it was time for Cajun and Champ to "just have fun" as they became Veterans in the sport. Riot continued to excel by receiving his INT CH title and began his quest for his AKC CH title. He began working towards his SH title as well.
2012 was a great year. Radar excelled in the sport of dock jumping as we had hoped and won 2 events and set personal bests of 25' 05" in distance and 7' in vertical. Radar also received his 1st leg towards his AKC JH retriever title. Riot had the most impressive year with earning his AKC CH & SH titles and passing 2 legs towards his MH title. He also received his RD (Retriever Dog) title. He sired 39 puppies that are already following in his footsteps. Champ and Cajun continued to dock jump as well doing very well as Veterans in the sport.
Once we knew this was going to be a life-long journey we formed our team DogsUnlimited and since have traveled all across the Mid-West and through Canada for events. We are proud members of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America (GSPCA), GSP Club of MI and are sponsored by Canidae All Natural Pet Foods!
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