Dog surfing competition – level 2

24-07-2014 07:00

There was a surfing competition for dogs in California. Dogs of all sizes and breeds jumped on boards to see who was the best.

First prize for large dogs went to a dog from Hollywood. He is the current defending champion. Last year, he won all three competitions. He really loves to surf.

Owners at the beach said that their dogs really like surfing. You must know what your dog likes. Some dogs may like it, some may not.

Hundreds of people watched the event. Some owners even dressed up their pets as characters.

Difficult words: breed (kind), defending (he won the last competition), character (person in a book, play or film).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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