Board Member /Co-Founder
Secretary- Kaye Noble with Molly, Boomer, and Tank
This will be Kaye's third year with SMDD and it has been great meeting new people,new dogs and watching the progress that both of them make. She support her habit and dogs by working as a nurse with Sertoma, a developmentally disabled facility where people love to go to work! Molly is a BC, and a curly one, which is a little odd. She was mostly bred for herding and definitely has that trait. She does love to play games, thus I'm never sure if she is going to jump or come back at me and bark. Boomer is a "who's your Daddy", kind of lab. He is a rescue from the humane society. He is on the mend from elbow dysplagia surgery and swimming is his best therapy. He's a little on the shy side so has not really shown his true potential yet and I am looking forward to seeing that this year! Secretary@SmokyMountainDockDogs.com
Treasurer- Matthew Gyurgik with Alli, Hanna, & Eevee
Board Member- Michael Anthony with Maggie
Maggie earned an invitation to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship in Big Air Junior. She was also the top ranked Speed Retrieve Turbo dog for SMDD events in 2016. When not competing Maggie likes play at the lake or creek. Maggie like chasing her bumper at local parks. This will be Maggie's third season of dock diving and second year with SMDD.
Lesley Cochran-Timm with Wrigley
Wrigley is a water driven dog and jumps to get wet. She isn't the biggest jumper, but she IS the happiest jumper and always smiles when she jumps. They are part of a hard core group that battles it out in the Junior division! Email Lesley at
Jennifer Alcozer with Genie Marie
Genie is a Legend Dog who got her family into this crazy sport of dock diving. She absolutely loves the frisbee and has a blast on the dock. She and Jennifer were voted the 2016 SMDD Most Inspiring Team of the Year. We love watching them work together on the dock.
Kurt and June Hagman with Khaleesi & Drogo
Khaleesi started jumping competitively jumping at age 2. The best part is how much she loves the water. It's a great sport for your dog to keep active and in shape.
Shari Schukraft with Meadow & Sage
Chessies on the Dock are Meadow, Sage, and their handler Shari Schukraft. They have been competing in dock diving since 2007.
In her prime Meadow achieved 7' in Extreme Vertical over 10 times in her career. She was the 5th ranked Female Iron Dog in the World in 2011. She has a career personal bests of 25'2" in Air, 6.747 in Speed Retrieve, 2966.76 in Iron Dog. Meadow has been to David Letterman Diving Dog. Meadow placed 4th at the 2016 DockDog World Championship Legend Division Finals. Meadow is part of the logo for Aqua Healing Canine Hydrotherapy and Fitness.
Sage is was retired from Dock Diving in early 2016 due to osteoarthritis and fusion in her spine. Sage has personal bests of 6'2" in Vertical, 7.630 in Speed Retrieve and 18'8" in Air. Sage has always been silly and unpredictable on the dock. She would always run up and down the dock leaving everyone to guess whether she would really jump or not. She loved her first and only season of Dueling Dogs. Sage loves coming to events to hang out with Meadow. She still actively swims several times a week in a hydrotherapy pool. Unlike Meadow who has had many World Championship invites, Sage's one and only invite to Worlds was in 2015 for Veteran and Dueling Dogs. It was so special to have her compete at Worlds the year before retiring her.
We have been blessed with many years and memories in this sport we so love. Those memories will last a lifetime. As the curly girls have aged the scores have declined. I said when we began the sport that we would do this as long as Meadow and Sage were still having fun. Sage may be retired, but Meadow is still physiologically sound and still loves the dock. The scores don't matter, what matters is the synergy created between human and dog in every moment, of every day.
Skylar Anthony with Gunner
This will be Gunner's second season with SMDD. He and Skylar were the 2016 Top Youth Handler Team in SMDD. He likes playing at the local lake and creek with Maggie. We all can't wait to see how he does this season
Darrah Rorrer with Mattie
Mattie is a Happy Tail's Therapy Dog, a R.E.A.D.ing PAWS Dog, She is Titled in Barn Hunt, UAD Nose Work, and NACSW. Her favorite activity is DockDiving.
I spend all my time driving Mattie to and Fro.
Linda Stewart with Bailey
Linda and Bailey have been friends of SMDD for years and now is part of the SMDD family. They have been competing with DockDogs for several years and have earn invitations to the DockDogs World Championships for the past 3 years.
David Helms with Nina
Nina is in her rookie year this year. She is not even a year old yet and looking forward to learning the sport of dock diving. We can't wait to see what she can do as she grows up on the dock!
Charlotte Blake with Rio, Aztec, Voss, Pita, & Yazoo
Starting our 2nd year in Dock Dogs, hoping it lives up to our first. Voss finished 2016 as the Vice Champion in Extreme Vertical High Flyer, Vice Champion in Big Air Super Elite and 3rd place in Iron Dog Spartan. He might be starting the game as an older dog but he loves jumping for his frisbee. His personal best this year was 28'9", 8'4" in EV, and Iron dog - 3106. Pita, the youngest on the team was the 2016 Big Air Master World Champion, pulling out her first jumps over 20 ft at worlds. I'm excited to see her start doing EV and competing in Iron dog this year. Rio made the finals in Warrior Iron dog. He always gives 110%. Aztec is a bit injured at the moment but he's hoping to make it back to compete in 2017. Yazoo is the new guy, hasn't been on a real dock yet. He's showing a ton of potential and can't wait for him to experience and enjoy the dock.
As well to Dock Diving, we play disc, agility, and enjoy ring sports. Excited for 2017 season to start.
Kimberly McGrew with Viper
Viper started dock diving late in 2016, and 2017 will be his first full season. He is not the best jumper but he loves the water and we hope to improve. He is a big momma's boy and may be a little spoiled. We look forward to having fun, making new friends, and learning alot more
Shannon Thurston with Bentley & Ruth
My girls are both older and they are medical cases, although they do still love to swim. As an OLK9 trainer, I'm more interested in getting to know the great folks in your group and possibly bringing a client dog to events from time to time. Plus, I trained Jen & Buckeye so being a member just makes sense. :)
Roger Melson with Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae is a year old now. She competed in her first dock diving competition with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs at 9 months old. We both enjoy the water and Ellie absolutely loves to be on a boat.
Joey Spurlock with The Timberdogs
Joey is a true friend of SMDD. He lives in Sevierville with his pack of 16 dogs and trains them for shows in the Pigeon Forge area. He is a DockDogs Hall of Fame Inductee and we are proud to call him friend.
Brandi Hodges with Rami
Rami has been doing dock diving for a little over two years. Her main sport is agility but she loves the water and loves her time on the dock.
Leigh Willard with Bailey
Leigh and Bailey are new to the sport of dock diving. We are looking forward to watching them during their Rookie season.
Kristen Addington with Dutch & Kiwi
Kristen and her family are very busy in many different dog sports. According to Kristen, "My husband and I are dog crazy! We lure course, dock dive, race, and show in conformation. Our whippets are water crazy!"
Kim Dunn with Edgar
Kim and Edgar have just discovered this crazy sport of dock diving. They are learning quickly and we are looking forward to seeing what they can do on the dock this year!
Julie Poole with Chroma & Minnie
Julie has a house full of Whippets but so far Chroma is the only one who enjoys dock diving. They have a new puppy in the house, Minnie, and everyone is very hopeful that she will take to the sport as she already love playing in water. Looking forward to watching these two beauties this year.
Kathleen Elmore & Kona
In the summer of 2014 Kona discovered her Love for DD and she hit the dock running. And hasn't looked back yet! In 2015 we hit the dock running with an World Championships invite on our minds. We traveled to Texas for the Regionals and endured rain and floods to come home with a invite. Not only did she earn her invites in BA SR she also earned a ranking invite for ID. She showed her true talent for this sport last year. Couldn't be more proud of my silly Rotties girl! At the end of 2015 season Kona got injured on the dock and was unable to attend Worlds last year. Our hopes and dreams for this year are to come back stronger and ready to ROCK THE DOCK! And chase the dream of seeing my Rottie girl Kona under the big lights jumping at the World Championships 2016! The only time Kona has not got DD on her mind is when there is a Lure Course nearby. Kona LOVES bumper time! Looking forward to to seeing and meeting new friends on the Dock 2016! And I can't wait to see where this journey she is taking us on leads!
Team Rotties Rock the Dock
Kate & Kona
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Brenda Jenks & Mark Zeimet with Argent
Argent and his family have been friends of SMDD for years and we are thrilled that they decided to join the SMDD family this year. They were already family in a sense because Argent is related to another club member, Sloopy. We love watching Argent on the dock.
Raven is actively competing in obedience, rally, agility, hunting, tracking and does pet therapy. She loves to swim.and does dock diving for fun & relaxation. Roxie is in training to compete in the same events as Raven. She loves the water and had her dock diving debut at Wild Wings Café. Apache is a retired agility champion and therapy dog. He is content to watch the girls do their things and be spoiled.
Kathleen Ward with Ukon Jack, Marlin, & Blaze
I am nice and so are my boys!!
John Watkins with Charlie
Jeff Wheeler with Kahlua, Salem, Diva, & Nerlens
Jeff handles three jumpers you might know as part of Team Splash Happy who started competing in 2011; Kahlua, Salem, and Nerlens. More recently his work dog Diva, a 10 year old bedbug sniffer has started competing as well.
Lisa Williams with Fala
Fala and her mom have been friends of SMDD for years and we are excited to have them as part of the SMDD family. Fala wears RexSpecs goggles to protect her eyes due to Pannus. She has Senior Big Air titles, Cadet Extreme Vertical title, and is an Iron Dog Warrior. In addition to dock diving, she actively competes in Schutzhund. She has recently earned her IPO3 title
Bob Purcell with Thunder
Thunder is the 2nd Flat Coated Retriever that we had. We are in the process of training him for hunt testing. My wife and I are both retired and live on the water in Rarity Bay. This is out 2nd year with Smokey Mountain Dock Dogs and have enjoyed the limited time that we have spent in the club.
Steven/Morgan Kinder with Arya, Knick Knack, Cayden, Harley, Bella, and Vader
Arya Mulligin will be a year old on May 22. She is a Belgian Malinois and this will be her first year to compete in dockdogs. At 10 days old she was already climbing out of a kiddy pool wanting to explore the world. Now, climbing and jumping are one of her favorite things to do along with making her daddy happy.
Harley Quinn will also be a year old on May 22. (Her and Arya Mulligin are litter mates) She is also a Belgian Malinois and her first year to compete as well. She has great ball drive and loves to go on hikes. She has one quality that makes her unique and that would be her partial tail.
Caden Maximus vom Haus Brezel is a 7 year old GSD that will do whatever his daddy asks of him. He has awesome ball drive and loves to swim.
Knick Knack "patty whack give your dog a bone" is a 3 year old import Dutch shepherd that recently came into our home. He is a very high drive dog that loves to jump.
Bella Anne is a 2 year old Border Collie that loves to swim and will work for any toy.
Tilly is a 1 year old Scottish terrier that does't realize how small she is and typical of a terrier she will either jump her heart out or acts like she hates the water.
Vader is a 4 month old Belgian Malinois who already loves the water. He also loves to play ball and tug.