Mark and Maggie with their black lab puppy, Jet, who took a second place medal in the Junior division of the July 2017 DockDogs National Wild Card competitions at the winery pond. It was the 7-month-old puppy's first-ever competition!
Becca Connor photo
Becca Connor photo
Maggie's vineyards are known for being dog-friendly.
We have four major events for dog lovers in 2017 PuppyPalooza, DockDogs National Wild Card, our LabFest and PondFest.
Chesapeake DockDogs, the local chapter of the premier canine aquatics competition, built a regulation 40-foot dock for jumping competitions. Remaining dog events on the 2017 calendar include:
- Big Air – long jumps for dogs. The distance is judged where the base of the tail meets the water. In club competitions this is measured manually by two certified judges
- Extreme Vertical (EV) – high jump for dogs
- Speed Retrieve – a sprint for dogs
- Iron Dog – combines Big Air, EV and Speed Retrieve and your dog competes for points.
Think your dog could be a contender? Check www.ChesapeakeDockDogs.com for more competition information or visit their Facebook page. Maggie Malick Wine Caves is a proud sponsor of DockDogs, but we are not affiliated. DockDogs is happy to can answer all your dog competition questions.
Lab Fest, our fundraiser for Lab Rescue, was July 15-16.
The free, family-friendly canine gathering of regional Labrador Retrievers and other friendly dog breeds helped us raise nearly $500 for LabRescue from a portion of our proceeds generated by the winery's LabFest sales.
Lab Rescue of the LRCP (Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac) is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that rescues, fosters and places homeless, abused, and/or abandoned Labrador Retrievers.
NOTE: Animal owners and their dogs are welcome on the vineyard grounds at Maggie Malick Wine Cave. During DockDogs competitions, all dogs must be leashed at all times and are the sole responsibility of its owners.