Dogs of all shapes and sizes took to the air in Scarborough, Maine's first Dock Dogs competition of the summer.
The June 26 event featured three categories: longest jump, highest jump, and fastest retrieval. The top three finishers in each class and event received medallions and entry credits for subsequent Dock Dog events.
The competition was steep, and teams came from all over the East coast to compete.
Dogs in the masters class for the distance event had to clear 20 feet to make it to the podium.
Not surprisingly, Labs claimed the top spot in each of the three categories, but there were strong showings from Golden Retrievers and a standard poodle, who flew a whopping 14 feet in its first ever distance competition.
All photographs by Carl Walsh for Portland Press Herald.