The Professional Animal Division of the Wahl Clipper Corporation has pledged its support of a dock diving team based in the company’s home-turf of Sterling, Ill. Wahl will sponsor Team Fletcher, providing funding and products to support the team’s goal of making it to the World Championships.
“Wahl Clipper Corporation is pleased to sponsor Team Fletcher,” said Helen Cox, marketing manager for Wahl Professional Animal. “Fletcher is an award-winning local celebrity, traveling throughout the U.S. to dock diving events and still taking time out of his busy schedule, along with his owner, Jeff Kuchel, to spend time at the local hospital as a Certified Therapy Dog.”
Fletcher with his owner Jeff Kuchel. (Photo courtesty of Wahl)
Dock diving is a dog sport, in which dogs compete on the height or distance of their jumps from a dock into water. Aside from Fletcher, a six-year-old Yellow Labrador, Team Fletcher includes Maggie, a four-year-old Yellow Lab, and Phoenix, a seven-month-old Belgian Malinois and American Black Lab mix.