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  • A day for the dogs

  • Many four legged friends made their way to Osage Beach over the weekend to compete for the coveted top-dog status at Canine Cannonball.
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  • Many four legged friends made their way to Osage Beach over the weekend to compete for the coveted top-dog status at Canine Cannonball. Competitors came from Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and of course Missouri. Dog Days Bar and Grill hosted enthusiastic fans and teams ready to compete on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    The overall winner of the professional division was a dog named Baxter from St. Louis with his handler Tony Lambert. Baxter won with a 26-foot, five inch jump, but qualified with a 30-foot, ten inch jump, which is just two inches shy of a world record.
    The overall semi-pro winner was a one year old dog named Lily and a junior handler Miranda McClain from Hastings, Minn. Lily won with a jump of 22 feet, 10 inches. McClain competed with three different dogs and made it to the finals with all three.
    Dog Days hosts Canine Cannonball each year. Part of the proceeds from some of the sales during the three day event benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach.

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