The Dogs Of SEWE

SEWE returns on Friday, February 15th! The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, or SEWE, is one of Charleston’s most attended events. This three-day celebration of wildlife and nature draws in more than 40,000 people with numerous exhibits and demonstrations across the Holy City. Taking place at Brittlebank Park, here are three must-sees for dog lovers!


Dock Dogs

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FINALS: Sunday 4 p.m.

One of the most popular attractions every year is the “high-flying, big-splashing competition” known as Dock Dogs. Dogs of all kinds and skill levels take part in this diving and retrieving competition using two side-by-side tanks. Each one holds nearly 30,000 gallons of water! Not only is it entertaining to watch, but you may be able to get your own pup in the action, provided you pre-register at




Search & Rescue Dog Demonstrations with S.T.A.R.R.

Friday: 3:30 p.m.

Saturday: 3:30 p.m.

Sunday: 1:30 p.m.

New for this year! Specially trained K-9s and their partners from Search Tactics And Rescue Recovery show off their skills! They’ll be conducting “small-scale demonstrations similar to their urban and rural recovery missions in the Carolinas and surrounding states.” S.T.A.R.R. is group of highly trained professionals who volunteer their time to help bring home missing persons.



Sheep and Duck Herding

Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 p.m.

A crowd favorite, returns! Watch as Border Collies guide sheep and ducks through various obstacles! Master trainer Bill Coburn, of Windy Knolls farm, will showcase the fascinating world of herding that is instinctive to the Border Collie breed.




Photos courtesy of Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

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