Specially brewed beer for dogs on menu in Croatia's only beach bar for dogs

CRIKVENICA, Croatia, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Specially brewed beer made of chicken and vegetables and ice cream made from bananas, peanuts, yogurt and soy milk are top items on the menu in Croatia's only beach bar for dogs.

Happy canines and their proud owners can each get a sun bed, and take a dive in the blue Adriatic water.

To spice up lazy beach days, the Monty's Dog Beach Bar organized a competition on Sunday evening in which dogs and their owners competed as teams.

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Preparations are made for the eating competition at the "Underdog 2017" beach race in Crikvenica, Croatia, August 20 2017. REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic
A dog and its owner take part in the "Underdog 2017" beach race in Crikvenica, Croatia, August 20 2017. REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic
A dog drink a dog beer at dog beach and bar in Crikvenica, Croatia, July 12, 2016. The first Croatian beach bar specifically designed for dogs opens in the northern Adriatic town of Crikvenica, enabling canines and their owners to experience the joys of summertime together. Located at one of the few dog friendly beaches in the country, the bar's offer includes specially prepared ice cream, dog beer and snacks. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
Dogs and their owners take part in the "Underdog 2017" beach race in Crikvenica, Croatia, August 20 2017. REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic
A dog beach and bar is seen in Crikvenica, Croatia, July 12, 2016. The first Croatian beach bar specifically designed for dogs opens in the northern Adriatic town of Crikvenica, enabling canines and their owners to experience the joys of summertime together. Located at one of the few dog friendly beaches in the country, the bar's offer includes specially prepared ice cream, dog beer and snacks. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
Marin poses with his dog Nimbus after they won the "Underdog 2017" beach race in Crikvenica, Croatia, August 20 2017. REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic
Dogs and their owners take part in the "Underdog 2017" beach race in Crikvenica, Croatia, August 20 2017. REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic
A dog is seen on a swimming board at dog beach and bar in Crikvenica, Croatia, July 12, 2016. The first Croatian beach bar specifically designed for dogs opens in the northern Adriatic town of Crikvenica, enabling canines and their owners to experience the joys of summertime together. Located at one of the few dog friendly beaches in the country, the bar's offer includes specially prepared ice cream, dog beer and snacks. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Fifteen owners and their dogs took part in the competition, running down the pier and then jumping into the water and swimming 100 meters or so to the shore.

The fastest four-legged athlete of the day was Nimbus, a four-year-old mixed breed samoyed, who finished the course along with his owner in a few minutes, winning a 7 kilogram bag of dog food and a weekend at a local hotel.

"We did not prepare. We swim a little bit in the summer. He's a natural swimmer, when I jump in the water he comes with me and follows me, and this why we won," his owner, Marin, said.

Furry pets who were more into eating than running on Sunday competed in eating contests in which they tucked into specially made ice cream, cakes and beer.

Monty's Dog Beach bar in Crikvenica opened last year and is the only bar of that kind in the Adriatic country.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Ivana Sekularac; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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