Doggie Freestyle? Or Doggie Ballroom? You Decide.

Canine Freestyle features routines set to music and choreographed for dogs and their people to do together. It’s an amazing demonstration of handler/dog communication.

Recently I came across the merengue dancing dog on You Tube. Is this canine freestyle? Or has this dog passed into ballroom dancing? Watch and decide for yourself.

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  1. Ingrid Putschi says:

    This dance routine video has been getting a great deal of play recently. Perhaps it will stir up more interest and be good for the sport of Canine Freestyle. However, it truly disturbs me to watch a large dog on its hind legs for over 3 minutes. I am not a big fan of upright moves, esp. with big dogs, in any case. I am also suspect of the type of “training” that might have been used to get a large dog to remain upright for so long.
    On the other hand, I must confess, I do love the hand-to-paw bypass turns… I hope you will dance with your dog–it is a wonderful activity and sport to share with your pup. It is much more difficult than it looks, never mind the stage fright!

    • I have to admit I was a bit shocked by the long uprights. I don’t know enough about anatomy to know what effect it has on a dog but it certainly felt odd to see.

      I thought the dog appeared relaxed, however, and didn’t seem to be under too much stress.

      Some dogs just like to do bizarre things.

      As for dancing with Honey, I don’t know if we’ll ever do something formal but it’s always fun to dance around the living room.