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2013 Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Festival, Tuckerton, NJ, Hosted by Delmarva Dock Dogs

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Well, we’re hooked!  Contest #2 was hosted by Delmarva Dock Dogs at the Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Festival in Tuckerton, NJ.  We camped for the weekend at Atlantic City North Family Campground, just down the road… what a fun weekend we all had! Cello’s “boyfriend,” Nemo, a Boykin Spaniel, also competed in this event, and even camped overnight one night with us.

Brian and I recently signed up to volunteer for the GSP rescue of NJ.  The organization had a booth set up at this event, so we were able to have Cello “work the crowd” in between dives, working as a donation dog. We were able to raise some money for the GSP Rescue of NJ… we were very happy!



Dock Dogs had their long dock set up for this event (40 ft in length). Dock Dogs Divisions are s follows:

  • Novice 0 – 9’11″​
  • Junior  10′ – 14’11”
  • Senior  15′ – 19’11”
  • Master  20′ – 22’11”
  • Elite      23′ – 24’11”
  • Super Elite   25′ +

Dock Dogs awards a ribbon or medal for each “wave” of jumps (A wave consists of 2 jumps, and the best of the 2 jumps is compared to the other dogs’ best jumps).  Cello won (2) Masters 3rd Place medals, (1) 2nd Place medal! Then she qualified for the finals,  and placed 2nd in the Masters Division Finals, winning a big ribbon, gift basket, and $50!

Cello jumped in 4 waves… here are her results:

  • 18’2″
  • 18’2″
  • 18’11
  • 20’8″
  • 3rd Place Masters Division Medal
  • 21’4″
  • 20’7″
  • 3rd Place Masters Division Medal
  • 18’3″
  • 21’8″
  • 2nd Place Masters Division Medal


  • 22’7″
  • 22’2″
  • 2nd Place Masters Division Ribbon, gift basket, and $50


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Brian was VERY proud of his little girl!

Boyfriend Nemo competed in this event also, and did great!

Cello’s “Grandmom” Pat, “Grandmom” Jan, “Aunt” Dana, and “Cousin” Norm all came to cheer her on! Thanks so much for cheering Cello on!

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