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About Jasper's Splash Zone

Jasper's Splash Zone is a canine aquatics and sports  center dedicated to promoting fun and fitness for dogs and their companions.

Jasper’s Splash Zone is a canine aquatics and sports center dedicated to promoting fun and fitness for dogs and their companions. It's a place where you can participate in engaging activities with your dog that will strengthen the relationship and bond with your furry friend.  Located in Lafayette, Colorado, we are Boulder County's largest recreational canine sports facility featuring both indoor AND outdoor 41 X 21 foot heated salt water pools and regulation docks for the sport of dock jumping, indoor and outdoor sports fields for an array of dog sports, a scent lab, fitness room, a self dog wash, lodging & training.  On our nearly 3.5 acres, we've designed a K9 Sports Center specifically curated for dogs.

Our goal is not only to provide services that can assist a dog to compete at its highest performance level, but to also provide services that enable a dog to be fit for life.  We not only focus on performance dogs but we also focus on enabling dogs to achieve optimum fitness for all phases of their lives – from puppyhood through their senior years.

Who is Jasper?

Jasper was a crazy Labrador Retriever who started his sports career in the world of field trials. Despite the many years of training, the title of Grand Master Hunter eluded Jasper in spite of Jasper’s drive and high energy. Instead, Jasper went on hunting outings, an activity Jasper enjoyed immensely. In 2005, Jasper was entered into his first DockDogs competition and won!  He was hooked and became one of the trailblazers for Colorado in the sport of Dock Diving.  He was the first dog in Colorado to qualify and compete in a DockDogs World's Championship when back then only the top dogs in the country were invited.  Back in his day, Jasper was one of the top ranked dogs in the U.S. for the sport.  Jasper competed in 23 states in addition to Whistler, Canada and in the end Jasper participated in five DockDogs World Championships (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 & 2014), the most of any dog in Colorado at the time.  In 2013, he was inducted into the DockDogs Hall of Fame (with Rich Schafer as handler). 

Jasper appeared on ESPN, Versus, The Outdoor Channel, NBC, NBC Sports Network, The Travel Channel, and various local TV station & newspapers. 

In addition to being inducted into the DockDogs Hall of Fame, a few of his career highlights include winning the 2007 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regional, placing 3rd at his first DockDogs Nationals in 2006, being named the DockDogs 2007 Top Black Labrador Retriever, becoming the 2009 DockDogs National Veteran Champion, awarded the DockDogs 2009 Gracie Award, and numerous first place event finishes to name a few. In 2008, Jasper received his Super Elite Big Air title, the highest level, at age 7! 

Jasper was proudly sponsored by Zuke’s and The K9 Body Shop from the start of his career. Both Zuke’s and The K9 Body Shop were instrumental in the success and longevity of Jasper’s career.

Since Jasper’s very first dock jumping competition in 2006, Team Jasper has donated ALL of their winnings and matched their earned credits in dock jumping to the Chase Away K9 Cancer fund, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund research to cure K9 Cancer. Over his competitive career, he raised thousands of dollars for this organization.

Ironically, in August 2014, Jasper was diagnosed with three types of cancer – a rare form of fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and primary pulmonary sarcoma. Within two weeks of each other, Jasper had an emergency splenectomy due to his fibrosarcoma followed by a limb spare surgery to address his osteosarcoma. It was a testament to the level of fitness Jasper had even in his senior years. Thanks to the CSU Veterinary Flint Cancer Center, he was able to enjoy a high level of quality of life and was a K9 Cancer Warrior for 9 months post diagnosis. Ten weeks post his limb spare surgery, Jasper competed in what would be his last DockDogs World’s Championship in November, 2014.  In January, 2015, he competed in his second to last DockDogs competition in Utah and placed third in his division. This would be his last match to the Chase Away K9 Cancer fund.  He competed in his last DockDogs competition in February, 2015 in Kansas City. In March, Jasper hosted the First Annual Jasper Invitational, a fundraiser for the Chase Away K9 Cancer fund. It would be his last jump off a dock with family and friends present at the age of 14. 

Jasper passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 12, 2015.

Bar Ten’s Bumpkin Brown JSP “Jasper” March 2, 2001 – May 12, 2015

We carry Jasper in our hearts everyday!

Team Jasper’s Facebook Page:

Jasper’s Career Highlights:

  • Inducted into DockDogs Hall of Fame, 2013

  • Team Jasper (with Rich Schafer as handler) has appeared on ESPN, Versus, The Outdoor Channel, NBC, NBC Sports Network, The Travel Channel, and various local TV station & newspaper interviews.

  • Jasper was proudly sponsored by Zuke’s and The K9 Body Shop

  •  Titles:

    • DockDogs: Super Elite Jumper, Speed Retrieve Nitro, Extreme Vertical Cadet, Iron Dog

    • National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW): NW1

  • Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regional Champion, 2007

  • 2007 Super Retriever Series (SRS) Super Fly Crown Championship – 4th Place

  • Top Achievements in DockDogs®:

    • 2013, Hall of Fame Inductee (Jasper & Rich Schafer)

    • 2006 National Championships, Third Place Big Air         

    • World Championship Competitor, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 & 2014

    • National Championship Competitor, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010

    • 2007 Top Black Labrador Retriever

    • 2008 Contributor Award – Awarded to Rich Schafer, one of the creators of the DockDogs Iron Dog points system and creator of the Iron Dog Points Calculator iphone/Android Apps

    • 2008 Top Ranked Speed Retrieve, Zone 2

    • 2009 Top Ranked Overall Veteran Dog (Gracie Award)

    • 2009 National Champion, Veteran Division

    • 2010 Top Ranked Regional Big Air Veteran Dog

    • 2010 Top Ranked National Big Air Veteran Dog, Zones 1 & 4

    • 2010 National Championships –2nd Place Veteran Division

    • 2010 Oldest dog competing in Iron Dog

    • 2011 Top Ranked National Big Air Veteran Dog – Zone 1

    • 2011 Top Ranked Worldwide Legend Dog

    • 2012 3rd Ranked Worldwide Legend Dog

    • 2012 World Championships, 4th place Legend Dog

    • 2013 Top Ranked Legend Dog, Canada

    • 2015 Oldest ranked DockDog

Jasper In Video

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