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Doggie dancing (1st of 5)

Doggie dancing

Hsin-Yi Cohen is shown ‘doggie dancing’ with her Great Dane, Honey. In this sport, known officially as ‘canine freestyle/heelwork to music’, dogs are taught a series of tricks and moves that can be put in time to music, allowing them to ‘dance’ with their owners. Giant breeds such as Great Danes have to compete with smaller, more agile dogs such as border collies, so it was a great achievement when Honey won the Shayiska Trophy for best routine at the National Dog Training Assembly in 2007.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - The modern New Zealand pet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 March 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008