By Jack McKay @_jackmckay

RUNNING four metres up a wall this pitbull shows why she’s a champion at BARK-our

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Videographer / Director: Jose Carlos Jimenez
Producer: Jack McKay, Chloe Browne
Editor: Sonia Estal

Eyes on the prize: Antara propels herself towards the lure

Canine catapult Antara is Mexico’s Grand Champion of Vertical Wall climbing - defying gravity to run up walls and trees.

Up the wall: Antara holds the Mexican record for vertical wall climbing

Owner Rafael Caraveo Saldivar, 34, has been training his prize-winning pooch for a year and a half until she recently broke the Mexican record.

Pedigree Champ: Antara has amassed a huge haul of prizes from competitions

Rafael trains Antara two hours each day, five days a week at his home in Comalcalco, Mexico.

The athletic dog takes part in the canine version of the Olympics during which pitbulls show off their speed, strength and agility.

Top dog: Rafael stands below Antara as she falls back to earth
Queen of the South: Antara goes by the name 'Reina del Sur' to reflect her status as a champ

As well as the vertical climb, dogs compete to see who can hang from a bar the longest, run on treadmills the fastest and pull weighed sleds.

Pitbulls compete to see who can hang from a bar the longest, run on treadmills the fastest and pull weighed sleds

Rafael said: “I’ve never seen a dog who could reach the four-metre level before. Antara is really amazing.

"People say pitbulls are aggressive animals but this dog is exactly the opposite. She is always with my children and family - they are always playing.”

Man's best friend: Rafael got Antara when she was just three months old
Hopdog: "Antara does what she enjoys with a passion"

Rafael, 34, and wife, Ana Karen Riverol Alverez, 26, regularly take their dog to shows around Mexico.

Pedigree Jump: Antara trains two hours per day, five days per week

Ana said: “Antara is a very docile, obedient and good natured dog and she does what she enjoys with a passion.

“I hope that in the future she can break her own records, not just in vertical climbing but in other events too.

Fit-pull: Antara is becoming known all over Mexico for her physical prowess
“In the future we hope the whole world will know who she is and one of her offspring will continue her legacy"

Rafael, who has been training dogs since he was a boy, said: “She constantly surprises us with how much she improves. In one month she went from being able to jump 3.4 metres to 3.6.

“We kept training her and she was getting higher every jump - then she reached 4 metres, making her only the second pitbull to reach that height at world champion level.

Rafael and Ana take Antara all over Mexico to compete

“We were very happily surprised and extremely proud that she wins lots of events.”

“In the future we hope the whole world will know who she is and one of her offspring will continue her legacy."

Let leaping dogs fly: Antara loves swimming at the family home in Comalcalco, Mexico