Have you ever been to a dog show? If not, I can relate. Admittedly, prior to viewing this particular video, my interest in them was minimal – even though I happen to adore dogs! After watching the footage, however, my curiosity and fascination skyrocketed. Canines performing talented acts never crossed my mind when it came to these events – all that time I just assumed they were simply showcasing their near-perfect pooches so judges could determine who’s the top pup of them all!
It’s clear why this performance has been so well-received. The cowboy and his border collie dance an amazing “country” routine in front of a crowd full of devoted dog lovers, leaving all onlookers awestruck by the incredible show they put on!
The remarkable show happened at the Crufts dog show in the UK. A cowboy is certainly a rare sight across the pond, and he didn’t just bring his American spirit to Britain but also generated immense excitement from locals!
The cowboy’s song of choice was one from country music superstars Big & Rich, renowned for their chart-topping songs such as “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and “Filthy Rich.” Yet they have produced more than just secular hits – showing their diversity with touching tunes like “That’s Why I Pray” and “I Pray for You.” In short, Big & Rich are multifaceted artists whose catalog covers all sorts of genres.
In 2011, Big & Rich captured the attention of many when they collaborated with country music star Gretchen Wilson to record a single titled “Fake I.D.” which was featured in the remake of Footloose. The duo’s successful collaboration sent ripples throughout the music industry and made headlines around the world.
The Crufts audience was awestruck when the cowboy presented his heelwork routine, and they were enthralled by every second of his country dance performance. To top it off, they got to watch as his four-legged companion joined in on the fun!
The cowboy and his trusty border collie weren’t simply at Crufts to bask in the spotlight. They were determined to take home first place in the category that requires handlers and their pups to dance together for four minutes accompanied by music.
As you observe their movements, it’s clear how talented the two performers are. The border collie perfectly mirrors each of the cowboy’s steps, displaying a remarkable level of skill and training between them both. Watching them collaborate together is truly impressive!
Witness the pooches twirl and loop their way around the owner’s legs, even slinking in between his cowboy boots. It’s a sight to behold!
The cowboy and his border collie enthralled the audience with their dazzling performance, yet it was the grand finale that left them astonished. After a few moments of stunned silence, thunderous applause erupted from the crowd as many stood to offer a standing ovation in appreciation for what they had witnessed.
I’m sure there are many who, like me, were unaware that dancing routines could be a part of dog shows. But now that this fact has been revealed to me? It might just be time for me to secure tickets and attend one – you never know what delightful sights await!