Please see the info on our "About the Run" page for details pertaining to the run categories.
Our 17th Annual Vermont Police Canine Association's Green Mountain Iron Dog was held on October 1, 2016 on the shores of Lake Champlain at Camp Dudley at Kiniya. Last year we had almost 150 teams compete in the Pro, Open and Junior runs. Check out our results and photos.
ANY DOG CAN BE AN IRON DOG........ ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.........
Check out the 2016 video from Lake Champlain Access Television:
The course is an approximate1.5 mile run where handler and dog run through a variety of obstacles over various terrain. The course is based on what Police K9 handlers experience during a real life deployment. It is open to the public to compete and observe. Competitors are a mix of military, Police, and civilian. All abilities and dog breeds are welcome. Competitors do not know the course prior to their run, and many obstacles and the final length of the course are a surprise to them.
There are also separate competitions to include building and drug searches, as well as a 100 yard dash (dog only).
The Junior category runner will be running the entire course. More details under "About the Run."
The VPCA is a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation that supports VT's Police K9 teams with additional training, equipment and other needs. We have over 40 members in all branches
of law enforcement, and work with teams around New England.
The following photos were taken by Lee Cordner 2013