Best in Show
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.)
The best seats in the house are on boats docked for the show.
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."
Soldado leads her costumed owners through the crowd during a pre-event parade.
Making friends with the crowd, Sadie nibbles on a carrot-her favorite snack food.
Knowing it's all about looking good, Karmen shows off his Hawaiian-print visor and royal blue vest.
All the Trappings
Even with a bad hip, the defending champ nimbly jumps the lobster traps.
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!"