The Andersons hosts Ultimate Air Dogs event

7/13/2013
BLADE STAFF
CTY-airdogs17p-cooper

Cooper begins to take off for over 16 feet in chasing the toy thrown by owner Jim Wenberg, of Whitehouse, Ohio during the 2011 competition.

the blade

Cooper begins to take off for over 16 feet in chasing the toy thrown by owner Jim Wenberg, of Whitehouse, Ohio during the 2011 competition.
Cooper begins to take off for over 16 feet in chasing the toy thrown by owner Jim Wenberg, of Whitehouse, Ohio during the 2011 competition.

The Andersons is hosting the sixth annual high-flying Ultimate Air Dogs today and Sunday at 530 Illinois Ave.

The dogs, including local entrants, will run down a 40-foot dock and dive into a 30,000-gallon swimming pool. The goal is distance, with some dogs reaching more than 28 feet. Local dogs may be registered for a $20 fee. The group is run by Milt Wilcox, a former Detroit Tigers pitcher.

Dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes will compete against each other in long-distance diving in rounds of competition called “splashes.”

Today, splashes will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. On Sunday, there will be splashes at noon and 2 p.m., with the finals taking place at 4 p.m.