Dash (b. 2/17/11) is a friendly, enthusiastic papillon from a litter of high-achieving conformation and sports competition dogs. As of 2020, Dash was one of just 150 dogs in the world to hold the AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer title, and has performed on three continents and all over the USA.
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 five trick dog titles, including DMWYD Trick Dog Champion, by demonstrating over 62 tricks in 9 categories. Dash’s trick repertoire includes playing sports (basketball, baseball, soccer and skateboarding), doing handstands, barrel rolling, backward tightrope walking and backward leg weaves, among many others.
Through the American Kennel Club and USDAA agility, Dash has earned 40 titles and certificates in 7 events, including advanced titles in trick performance, agility, rally, and obedience. On route to earning his Masters Agility Championship, Dash made the PowerScore “Breed 10” (fastest Papillons) for three of the four years in which he was eligible. The fourth year, he placed just a hair under the number ten dog.
In late 2019, Dash was named runner-up in the American Kennel Club’s first-ever National Trick Dog Competition, an invitation-only event for the top 150 performing trick dogs in the USA and Canada. Click here to see a video of Dash’s “Circus Story” routine. In 2020, Dash won an “Outstanding Performer” award in the same competition.
Dash’s official name with all 40 titles and certificates is: MACH TDCH TopFlite Dash 4 Cash UD, BN, GN, GO, RE, MXB, MJB, T2B, NAP, NJP, SSA, AD, RATN, CGC, TKE, FDC, ATT, “Achiever Dog”
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(All photos above copyright Springfield Photography)