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DYERSBURG, Tennessee, May 10, 2007 - See how far and how high dogs can jump during the Ducks Unlimited Super Fly and Super V events as some of the best sporting dogs in the country compete in this week’s Super Retriever Series in Dyersburg, Tenn.

Dyer County Fairgrounds, the Industrial Park North and the city of Dyersburg are hosting the Super Retriever Series (SRS) retriever trials and DU dog jumping events this week. This is the fourth of six SRS events in the 2006-07 season. The season ends with the SRS national championship in Hot Springs, Ark. in June.

“Dyer County Fairgrounds is a great place to bring the family and watch these super canine athletes competing at a world-class level in retriever trials, horizontal leaping and the Super Vertical jumping competition, you won't want to miss it,” said SRS Director Shannon Nardi.

The event brings some of the best retrievers and handlers to Tennessee for the second time in 2007. The competition will begin Wednesday May 9th and is free and open to the public through May 12.

More than 100 dogs and handlers are competing. Teams from as far away as northern California are entered. Sam, a black Labrador retriever, handled by Richard McDonald is the top-seeded dog in the retriever trial event. Local handler and Sur-Shot Kennels owner Scott Greer will handle the second seed, a yellow Labrador retriever named Luke.

The top three dogs/handlers from each event get an automatic bid to the Crown Championship held at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, June 9-10, 2007. For more information call 501-321-2277 or visit http://www.superretrieverseries.com.

Pre-qualifying rounds of the DU Super Vertical and Super Fly competitions will begin on Friday May 11.

The Dyersburg SRS event will be televised starting on Sunday May 27th on the Versus network. See http://www.versus.com/ for further air times. 


Contact: Mike Checkett
(901) 758-3793
mcheckett@ducks.org


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