08/08/2011 01:30 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2011

Russian Dog Frisbee Championships: Pooches Perform Near-Acrobatic Tricks Of Skill (PHOTOS)

Russian pet owners and their loyal canines geared up for Moscow's "Dog Frisbee" championships Aug. 6 by performing a series of astonishing tricks that would leave a circus acrobat seething with envy.

As these astonishing Getty photos attest, the dogs soared several feet off the ground as they chased frisbees, and while most appeared to be having a great time, they seemed to tire out more than a few of their owners.

Take a look at the playful pooches and their fearless owners here: