Dog Daze VI @ Village Green shopping center

  • Trent Steele with Camille (left), a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, and Buddy, a 1-year-old Cavapoo. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Ron and Gwynn Pearlman with Jargon, 2-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer-Lab mix. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Jeff Bagwell with Reese, a 3-year-old Teddy Bear. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Crystal McClaran with Sue, a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Andrew Liner and Mary Lynne Payne with RJ Willet, an 8 month-old Australian Shepherd. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Rachel Frantz with Squishy, a 3-year-old pit bull. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Chris Robinson with Albert, a 2-year-old Aussie-Border Collie mix. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Ashley and Michael Calloway with daughters, Scarlet, 4, left, and Avonlea, 7, and Maui, a 5-year-old Labradoodle. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

About 50 spectators joined community members bringing their best friends to test the waters during Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance’s annual Pooch Plunge, which kicked off Dog Daze VI weekend at Village Green shopping center parking lot Friday, Aug. 12.

The Plunge allowed pet dogs to sample how far they can jump into a pool, with encouragement from their owners, before the competitive dogs take over the weekend.

Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs, the Dog Daze competition — featuring dogs from all across the eastern United States — took place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14.

Vendors included food trucks and general shopping and food selections.