by Joey Crandall

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November 21, 2012
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Valley dog wins jumping title

What started as a bit of a recreational adventure back in June turned into a national championship earlier this month for Johnson Lane resident Heather Paterson-Lewis and her dog, Oreo.

Oreo, a Blue Heeler-Australian Shepherd mix, won the Splash Dogs Dock Jumping Pro Division championship in Folsom, Calif., earlier this month with a broad jump of 22 feet, 6 inches.

"A friend and I were watching the news and they were showing the dock jumping with the Reno River Festival," Paterson-Lewis said. "My friend said 'Oreo would be so good at this.' They were saying all you need is a …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 21, 2012 04:41PM Published Nov 21, 2012 04:38PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.