Dash (Papillon dog)

Dash (b. 2/17/11) is a friendly, enthusiastic papillon from a litter of high-achieving conformation and sports competition dogs. Dash has earned the highest trick dog titles in both national and international organizations, and has performed on three continents and all over the USA.

Dash’s repertoire of over 50 circus tricks includes playing sports (basketball, baseball, soccer and skateboarding), doing handstands, barrel rolling, basketball, skateboarding, tightrope walking, spinning circles in increasingly smaller bowls, and backwards leg weaves, among many others. Click here to see a video of Dash’s “Circus Story” routine.


(All photos above copyright Springfield Photography)

Besides being a talented stage performer, Dash has earned 36 titles and certificates in 5 sports, including advanced AKC titles in trick performance, agility, rally, and obedience. In 2018, he earned his Master Agility Championship. He has also been in the Top 10 Fastest Papillons for three of the last four years (PowerScore). His official name is:

MACH TDCH TopFlite Dash 4 Cash UD, BN, GN, GO, RE, MX, MXB, MXJ, MJB, T2B, SSA, AD, CGC, TKE, FDC, “Achiever Dog”

Dash performed his first trick show at the age of 9 months to a crowd of 600 in Istanbul, Turkey. By 13 months of age, Dash had earned his DMWYD Trick Dog Championship, demonstrating over 50 tricks in a variety of required categories.

Dash’s photo gallery:

Dash is also an elite level agility competitor who was one of the fastest papillons in the USA in 2015, 2016, and 2018
Dash doing the agility weave poles
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Tug toy anticipation…
After a hard day of circus tricks, Dash likes to kick back and herd some sheep… Not really–Dash has zero interest in sheep. To get this photo, I pretended to throw a frisbee to the far side of the sheep!