Jump The Dog: Canine Oxygen Mask for High Altitude High Opening (HAHO)

OpenWERX provides the general public with monthly opportunities to collaborate on innovative approaches relevant to SOCOM and other federal government agencies.


Prizes: First place: $6,000 – Second place: $4,000 – Third place: $2,000


Please view the challenge description here: OpenWERX Challenge-Jump the Dog

Here are some measurements that can be used as a guide to help develop the proper sizes for the masks:

– The average for a standard Belgian malinois is a nose length of approximately 4″ with a circumference of approximately 10″.

– Variations in sizes should be able to accommodate nose lengths from 3″ up to 5″, and circumferences of 8″ up to 13″.

It might also be useful to do an Internet search for “how measure for a muzzle”, and other information about what will be comfortable for a dog (i.e. how much extra space to provide for the dog so as not to force their mouth completely shut). This site is an example.


Each team will create a video (10 minutes or less) presenting their concept to SOFWERX. The video will be viewed by the judging panel prior to the event. The teams will attend the OpenWERX event 1 June virtually or in person to answer questions by the judging panel.


June 1
1730-1800 Networking/Introduction (at SOFWERX)
1800-1830 Team Q&A
1830-1845 Judging
1845-1900 Prizes Awarded
1900-1915 Next Challenge Announced

*Schedule subject to change based on the number of participants*



For more about OpenWERX, please see the F.A.Q.


For event logistics, please contact the SOFWERX Event Coordinator, Keri Cline: [email protected]

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