Croatia’s only beach bar catering for dogs staged a race in the Adriatic on Sunday (August 20) for owners and their four legged friends.
Happy canines and their proud humans can each get a sun bed, and take a dive in the blue sea at Monty’s Dog Beach Bar.
Fifteen owners and their dogs took part in the competition, running down the pier and then jumping into the water and swimming about 100 metres to the shore.
The fastest four-legged athlete of the day was Nimbus, a four-year-old mixed breed samoyed, who finished the course along with his owner in a few minutes, winning a 7 kilogram bag of dog food and a weekend at a local hotel.
“We did not prepare. We swim a little bit in the summer. He’s a natural swimmer, when I jump in the water he comes with me and follows me, and this why we won,” his owner, Marin, said.
Furry pets who were more into eating than running on Sunday competed in eating contests in which they tucked into specially made ice cream, cakes and beer.