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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dog bodybuilding is actually a real thing

If you feel like your dog is jacked out of its mind and its talent is going to waste, there is now a competition designed specifically for you. The Canine Bodybuilding Association — yes, that is a real organization — recently announced that the first ever canine bodybuilding show will take place on June 2 in Indiana. What exactly is canine bodybuilding? Exactly what it sounds like.

Unlike traditional dog shows where judges give dogs scores based on behavior and agility, the idea of canine bodybuilding is to showcase your dog’s muscle and strength. According to Reverend Scott Amos Sr., the founder of the Canine Bodybuilding Association, dog bodybuilding is a safe, healthy and legal alternative to dogfighting.

“People are going to have the bully, mastiff, and terrier-type dogs, and they don’t have an outlet, and now, they’ll have an outlet,” Amos told WXIN-TV in Indianapolis according to MyFoxDC.com.

Amos added that most of the owners who have registered for the competition have dogs that are larger and more muscular breeds, but that a number of small dog owners have registered their Jack Russell terriers and beagles. Mark Wahlberg is only 5-foot-7, so that should serve as an inspiration for some of those smaller dogs. Chihuahuas have dreams too.

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