DockDogs Announces the 2017 World Championships | Sports Destination Management

DockDogs Announces the 2017 World Championships

Sep 26, 2017

DockDogs® Worldwide announced today the confirmation for the brand new location of their highly anticipated 2017 World championships event.  The Knoxville Convention Center will host the 2017 DockDogs® World Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This year’s World competition event and Golden Paw Awards ceremonies will land in new venues including the Knoxville Convention Center and the Holiday Inn at World’s Fair Park. Knoxville's Visitor and Convention Bureau, Visit Knoxville, has teamed up with DockDogs to create this memorable event.

“The DockDogs championships are produced by a team of event specialists and dog enthusiasts,” Chad Culver, Senior Director of Visit Knoxville Sports Commission said. “We have had an amazing experience working with DockDogs® Worldwide to bring this event to Knoxville. Who wouldn’t like working with people that love dogs! This event will be just as fun for the spectators as it is for the dogs. Plus, with a local club like Smokey Mountain DockDogs, more people will be able to see if their pups have what it takes.”

DockDogs® World Championships will feature amazing national and local sponsorship platforms in local and worldwide markets. Sponsors’ brands will be featured in media, during the Consumer Fair at the onsite booths with information, products, and featured services available to attendees.

“We are excited to be a sponsor of DockDogs again this year at the World Championships in Knoxville. We are looking forward to seeing all the teams that have worked so hard for the past year to be invited to this exciting competition. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to not only share the benefits of GlycoFlex but to see the benefits in action from the many winning teams that use GlycoFlex supplements to keep their dogs jumping higher and further.” - Derek J. Archambault, Director of Marketing for VetriScience, makers of GlycoFlex.

DockDogs® long time sponsor Blue Buffalo’s Director of Sales, Gregory Mandel shared, “It is a privilege to work closely with the DockDogs® organization which includes management, staff, and the incredible participants of this progressive culture that promotes skill, competitiveness, fun and a unique platform of community.”

The CEO of DockDogs® is looking forward to seeing what Knoxville has to offer. "We are excited to be holding the 12th annual DockDogs® World Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee this year! The Knoxville Convention Center is an incredible venue and will provide the competitors with a new environment for the competition forum. We are working closely with Visit Knoxville Sports Commission to make this year's World Championship event, and all that goes with it, nothing short of amazing. All of us here at DockDogs® are looking forward to a memorable Championship weekend!” - Grant Reeves, CEO DockDogs® Worldwide.

Tickets for DockDogs® 2017 World Championship Feature Finals go on sale online on October 1, 2017 and will be priced as follows:

?           Adults, 16 and older: $8.00

?           Kids 3 to 16 yrs of age: $5.00

?           Advance Sale Family Pack of 4: $20.00

?           Children under 3 yrs of age are free

Feature Finals events will be held at the following dates and times:

?           Saturday October 28th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

?           Sunday October 29th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Visit our website at for more details and to purchase tickets.

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national, and international dock jumping canine aquatics performance sport for dogs. DockDogs® establishes the rules and standards of the sport, tracks and records results, and promotes the growth of its athletes, teams, events, spectators, and sponsors. To that end, DockDogs® establish and review under committee direction DockDogs® Rules and Policies which are reviewed and updated annually. If you would like more information about these DockDogs® Rules and Policies, please see its website at

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