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Updated: October 13, 2008, 12:53 PM ET
By John Geiger | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

The legend: Robert Kemmer | Photo gallery

For most people, a barking dog prompts an angry call to animal control.

But to 80 people in a wide circle around an oak tree in the Tennessee mountains, it's reason to celebrate.

"Fifty-eight," yelled one of the three judges. "That's 58 barks!"

The yappy dog named South Fork Bear earned the title of champion at the much-anticipated treeing contest by barking 58 times in 30 seconds, one of four events at the annual Kemmer Stock ...

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