Best in Show

More images from the 2005 Boatyard Dog competition.

Crowd Appeal

Sara Gray

Crowd Appeal

Spectators of all ages line the docks in Rockland Harbor before the start of the competition. (The dog trials are a main attraction at the annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, which drew around 12,000 attendees last year.)

Dock Seats

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Dock Seats

The best seats in the house are on boats docked for the show.

Pre-Event Jitters

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Pre-Event Jitters

In last year's competition, six teams competed for Boatyard Dog fame. Defending champ Boris and his owner, Carlton Johnson, proudly display the "Pup Cup."

Parade Grounds

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Parade Grounds

Soldado leads her costumed owners through the crowd during a pre-event parade.

Scooby Snack

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Scooby Snack

Making friends with the crowd, Sadie nibbles on a carrot-her favorite snack food.

Shepherd Styling

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Shepherd Styling

Knowing it's all about looking good, Karmen shows off his Hawaiian-print visor and royal blue vest.

All the Trappings

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All the Trappings

Even with a bad hip, the defending champ nimbly jumps the lobster traps.

Fan Fare

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Fan Fare

Jake and Barbara earn the coveted "Pup Cup" as the 2005 Boatyard Dog Champions. As cameras flash, one fan yells, "You'd better get used to the paparazzi!"

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