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Crowd-pleasing Sandpoint K-9 Keg Pull benefits Panhandle Animal Shelter

DOGS -- The size of the dog isn't important in the K-9 Keg Pull event of the Sandpoint Winter Carnival.  It's all about desire and pleasing the crowd.

The 10th annual K-9 Keg Pull will run dogs in three categories from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Granary Arts District, 513 Oak St. Same day registration starts at 9:15 a.m. Harnesses will be provided.

Large dogs will be harnessed to pull full-size empty kegs. Medium dogs will pull slim kegs  and the petite pups will pull empty beer cans.  

The registration fee is $10 (for 2 runs); $5 for each additional run.  All proceeds will go to support the Panhandle Animal Shelter.

The snow-packed dual race course typically is lined with spectators. Some of the competing dogs will dig in and race to the finish line, while others likely will take their time, doing meet and greets with spectators on the sidelines as they go.  

People have as much fun watching as the dogs have in the race, organizers say.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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