Dogs are born to swim, save lives
High Country Newfoundland Club secretary Meg Morrison, of Lafayette, sends her dog, Bojie, off the back of a boat with a reel and line Sept. 15 at Chatfield State Park. Bojie, who is in the top class of Water Rescue Dog Excellent, swam 100 yards to shore with the line so the boat could be reeled in by a waiting person on shore.
One of 30 Newfoundland dogs that spent Sept. 13-15 at Chatfield Reservoir working on water rescue techniques, brings a boat to shore after swimming out to retrieve it.
One of 30 Newfoundland dogs that spent Sept. 13-15 at Chatfield State Park working on water rescue techniques, helps save a person simulating drowning.
Patti Emmerling traveled from Texas with her two Newfoundland dogs, Triumph (pictured) and Saphira. The trio spent the weekend, Sept. 13-15, at Chatfield State Park working on titles for water rescue.
Panda, one of 30 Newfoundland dogs that spent Sept. 13-15 at Chatfield State Park testing on water rescue techniques, prepares to swim out to save a person simulating drowning. Panda and his owner, Mark O'Connor, are from Littleton.
Melissa Sharp, and her Newfoundland, Koda, made the trip from Rio Rancho, N.M., to participate in a three-day water test hosted by the High Country Newfoundland Club, Sept. 13-15 at Chatfield State Park in Littleton.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.