Frankenmuth Dog Bowl - Olympic event for dogs

Frankenmuth Dog Bowl - Olympic event for dogs

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl–which is the largest Olympic-style event for dogs in the world–sees more than 3,000 dogs competing in Olympic-style events.


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Greetings from Frankenmuth, Michigan's Little Bavaria. Frankenmuth was founded in 1845 by a group of fifteen German-Lutheran missionaries who came to this area for the purpose of teaching Christianity to the Chippewa Indians. Franken depicts the province from which the settlers came and Muth means courage in German. The name Frankenmuth means “Courage of the Franconians.”

Today, Frankenmuth is a thriving community of 4,900 residents who take great pride in preserving the German heritage. Area homes, businesses and surrounding farms remain neat and clean reflecting this German ethic. Well-tended flowers and lush greenery abound in what many visitors describe as the most authentic Bavarian architecture to be found anywhere in the United States.