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Spokane Retriever Club trials flush with water

A soggy Labrador retriever named Midnight paddles back to the exit ramp during the dock diving competition. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
A soggy Labrador retriever named Midnight paddles back to the exit ramp during the dock diving competition. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

HUNTING DOGS — The Spokane Retriever Club has had to cancel its spring AKC retriever trails at Espanola training grounds near Medical Lake for the past three years.

But today more than 160 dogs will start competing in three days of trials in a landscape one might describe as Labrador heaven.

“We even have water up on the roads in some places,” said organizer Ray Bly.  “We are thrilled to have this much water, finally.”




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