While I was primarily tasked with seeking out the best kit at this year's Fort William World Cup, I couldn’t resist the temptation to also check out the best dogs in this year's pits.
From the littlest, scruffiest dudes to some seriously sleek and smooth canines, there was a pup for every dog connoisseur out there.
So, in the spirit of WeRateDogs, I’ve rated each of these prime pups, and highlighted what makes them some of the best four legged friends out there.
1. Polygon pup
This premium dog friend had a great weekend; running free and sniffing out the best butts from all around the pits.
He’s also incredibly smart, with head Polygon mechanic Hugues delighting in showing off his pooch's ability to climb ladders.
A solid 18/10.
2. Smooth brown dude
This keen bean was spotted outside the Fox tent and looks clever enough to remind you if you’d forgotten to unlock your fork at the top of a run.
3. GoPro squish fluffer
This guy — showcasing GoPro’s coveted dog harness — didn’t have much to say about the weekend’s results, but is probably the lowest maintenance of the lot.
4. Chilled out smooth boy
There’s no doubting that enjoying the brief periods of sun was vital to having the best weekend possible at Fort William, and this cool ol’ dude was doing it in style.
5. Best scruffer
Being a little dude has some disadvantages at a race; primarily being missed by all but the most observant spectators and not being able to see all the action on the course.
However, being cute does have its advantages, as everyone instantly falls in love with you and wants to be your best friend.
A definite 17/10.
6. Five Ten friend
While this great Collie can’t tell us much about Five Ten's lineup, her deep brown eyes would melt the heart of even the most serious racer.
A well earned 15.10/10
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