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Dancing Dogs? You've Got to See it to Believe It!


Gin, a border collie, wows the audience and judges doing a freestyle dance routine on Britain's Got Talent.

Believe it or not, dog dancing is more popular than you might think. In Japan, you can take dog dance classes to teach your canine pal to circle around you or move between your legs.

"Whether it's a Chihuahua or a big St. Bernard, if you have the right music and moves, any dog can dance. Even age doesn't matter," said Mayumi Ozuma, who teaches doggie dancing at "Wan Nyan World" (which means "Woof Meow") in Japan.

Dancing with your dog has been said to not only let your dog show their individuality, but also to help you communicate with one another!

An in the United States, canine freestyle, a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs, has been around since the 1990s. Want to learn more? Check out:

Recommended Reading

A Very Concise History of Dogs: Is "Man's Best Friend" Our Most Successful Engineering Feat?

The Best Types of Dogs for Each Type of Function: From Guarding the Home to Companionship to Hunting

Sources July 14, 2008

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