See dogs show off skills at the Dog Olympics as they compete in categories such as Best Trick, Doggie Limbo, High Jump, Longest Tail, Musical Sit, Howling, and Rollover.
See dogs show off skills at the Dog Olympics as they compete in categories such as Best Trick, Doggie Limbo, High Jump, Longest Tail, Musical Sit, Howling, and Rollover. 2012 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
See dogs show off skills at the Dog Olympics as they compete in categories such as Best Trick, Doggie Limbo, High Jump, Longest Tail, Musical Sit, Howling, and Rollover. 2012 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

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