Wednesday, June 6, 2018

It's Canine Cannonball Time at the Lake of the Ozarks!

We are well-known for hosting some of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks, and one of those much-anticipated events is this weekend's Canine Cannonball 2018! If your four-legged family member enjoys jumping in the water as much as most of us do here at the lake do, then you'll want to get your team signed up for this family-fun weekend at Dog Days Bar & Grill.

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Event Details
This year's Canine Cannonball will take place Friday-Saturday, June 8-10. It's always thrilling for people of all ages to watch, and the dogs that are here that day seem to really enjoy it too! We'll have a great big pool set up down by the water, and our four-legged competitors will take turns to see who is the best jumper in the lake area.  

The competition is open to all dogs and their handlers, and there are 3 categories in which to compete. You are welcome to sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 events. Those events area explained below, followed by the weekend's schedule.
  • BIG AIR - This is a long jump for dogs. They may begin at any point on the 40' dock. When ready, they run and jump as far as they can after a toy thrown into the water by their handler. The distance between the end of the dock to the point where the jumper's tail set breaks the water's surface is logged as the official distance.  
  • EXTREME VERTICAL - This is a high jump for dogs. They begin at the 20' mark on the dock. A bumper toy is extended 8' from the end of the dock over the water. Jumps begin with the toy at a height of 4'6" and that height is increased by 2" increments as the competition progresses. 
  • SPEED RETRIEVE - In this event, dogs once again begin at the 20' starting mark on the dock. A bumper toy is suspended 2" above the water at the far end of the pool with a starting indicator light above it. Once that light turns green, the handler releases their dog, the time clock begins, and it stops as soon as the dog pulls the toy from the bracket. 


Fri. Jun 8, 2018

  • Onsite Registration / Practice – 01:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 1 – 02:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 2 – 04:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 3 – 06:00 pm
Sat. Jun 9, 2018
  • Onsite Registration / Practice – 10:00 am
  • Practice (between waves)
  • Big Air Wave # 4 – 11:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 5 – 01:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 6 – 03:00 pm
  • Extreme Vertical (All in one Finals) – 05:30 pm
Sun. Jun 10, 2018
  • Onsite Registration / Practice – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 7 – 11:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 8 – 01:00 pm
  • Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 03:00 pm
  • Big Air Finals – 05:00 pm (Pro; Semi-Pro; Contender & Amateur Finals)

Benefitting the Dogwood Animal Shelter
Our local no-kill shelter, the Dogwood Animal Shelter, will once again be onsite this year with four-legged friends for you to add to your happy family. (Dad would probably love to get a dog for Father's Day this year!) Who knows, you may just adopt next year's big Canine Cannonball winner! We will also be selling souvenir Canine Cannonball t-shirts, and all of the proceeds raised from the t-shirt sales will go directly to the Dogwood Animal Shelter. 

We also currently have a "Vodka for Dog People" promotion going on in conjunction with Tito's Vodka. Now through the end of the Canine Cannonball weekend, if you order a specialty cocktail off of our Tito's Dog Drink Menu, $10 from each purchase will go to the Dogwood Animal Shelter. In addition to that, Tito's Vodka will match that $10, making it a total of a $20 donation, all from one drink! 

As a bonus for you (or actually, for your dog,) every drink also comes with your choice of a leash, chew-toy, or water bowl. Non-drinkers are welcome to purchase those doggy items for $10 without the cocktail, and that money will be donated along with Tito's matching donation.  

Get Registered
You can get your dog pre-registered, plus learn even more details about this event and the organization that created it, by visiting If you miss your chance to register online, there will also be on-site registration at the beginning of each day.

Pre-Registration Entry Fees
  • Adults
    • $27.00/ team per Big Air
    • $27.00/ team per Speed Retrieve wave
    • $27.00/ team per Extreme Vertical
  • Youth
    • $12.00/ team per Big Air
    • $27.00/team per Speed Retrieve wave
    • $27.00/ team per Extreme Vertical – For Youth
On-Site Registration Entry Fees
  • Adults
    • $30.00/ team per Big Air
    • $30.00/ team per Speed Retrieve wave
    • $30.00/ team per Extreme Vertical
  • Youth
    • $15.00/ team per Big Air
    • $30.00/ team per Speed Retrieve wave
    • $30.00/ team per Extreme Vertical

Join us this weekend at the best waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to the delicious food, amazing drinks, incredible pools, and fantastic live music that you get to enjoy here all of the time, the Canine Cannonball is an event that the entire family can enjoy only one weekend a year. Once you see it, you're going to want to make it back to Dog Days Bar & Grill every year to experience this exciting event again and again!  


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