Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show, Hosted by Delmarva DockDogs, Tuckerton, NJ


The Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show is one of our favorite competitions to attend.  This event was the first DockDogs event in which Brian and Cello competed in 2013, when we met Annie, Matt, and Bailey from The Little GSP!  Not only is it very close to our home, but the GSP Rescue of NJ also sets up a table here – and they are one of just many REALLY cool vendors at this large festival.  We especially love that we can compete, and still volunteer the pups as donation dogs in between their jumps!  This was also an especially thrilling event, because Lager won First Place in Senior Division Big Air finals!  Another exciting part of this event, is that a friend and fellow GSP Rescue of NJ volunteer, Jen C. , as well as Jenny’s sister Dana, both jumped Cello… AND got medals!



Big Air:

21’9″     22’3″

Finals:  22’5       22’2″        4th Place Elite

Extreme Vertical:

5’2″        3rd Place Cadet

Speed Retrieve:

7.972 seconds         5th Place Turbo




Big Air:

23’3″     20’11”       2nd Place Elite

22’0″     21’9″

22’2″    22’5″

Finals:  22′ 7″   23’4″    Third Place Elite



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Big Air:

16′     19’0″          2nd Place Senior

18’6″     18’11”     2nd Place Senior

18’2″    18’6″       1st Place Senior

Finals:   19’8″     19’5″     1st Place Senior

Extreme Vertical:

5’10”     1st Place Cadet

We were extremely proud of all 3 of our pups! They earned several awesome ribbons and medals!

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The Liver Killers were pretty exhausted after performing so well, and slept in a Pointer Pile the whole way home! 

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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!