Achilles, an American Staffordshire, pulled his way to a victory Sunday during the Hawaii's Strongest Dog Weight Pulling Competition held at King Intermediate School in Kaneohe. Achilles pulled 974 pounds down a 16-foot track in the 30-to-49-pound division. Achilles is owned by Noah Flores of Hilo.
Ben Fransen held tightly to a tire as his blue nose pit bull, Bella, gripped and swung from her teeth.
An American Staffordshire named Pilialoha licked the chin of Kevin Mokuahi.