Make us your home page
Instagram

Florida Strawberry Festival: Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show

Frisbee dog alert! Catch these pups in action daily

Most of the dogs featured in Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show are adopted or rescued — shelter animals with an obsession to chase or jump.

"That's usually why they are in the show," said Lou Mack, president of Cool Dog Productions, based in Las Vegas.

See the Frisbee-catching, back-flipping, high-jumping dogs in action daily at the Florida Strawberry Festival with shows at 1, 4 and 8 p.m. through March 10. They're located near the Borden Dairy Strawberry Tent. The show is free with paid gate admission.

"Everybody loves dogs, everybody can associate with dogs, everybody loves to see dogs doing incredible things that they are trained to do," Mack said.

And these dogs are athletes.

One of the stars of the show is Nubs, a three-legged dog. Nubs is a dock-diving specialist — meaning he is an expert at running down a 40-foot ramp and jumping as far as possible into a 40-foot long pool.

"It's the dog version of human long-jumping at the Olympics," Mack said.

Afterward, stick around and there just might be a chance to meet the furry stars and ask questions about the show's main message.

"The fact that all the dogs are adopted or rescued is a really important subject now to everybody," Mack said, "so we like to educate people."

Shelley Rossetter, Times staff writer

Florida Strawberry Festival: Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show 02/28/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 24

    Events

    Zac Brown Band: The country, folk and Southern rockers embark on the "Welcome Home" tour in support of the album. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $27.50-$77.50. (813) 740-2446.

    Handout photo of the Zac Brown Band, performing at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on 9/24/17. Credit: Shore Fire Media
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 23

    Events

    Smithsonian Museum Day Live: Museums across the nation partner with the Smithsonian to offer free admission for one day. Among them are Florida Holocaust Museum, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs.Cracker Country in Tampa, Ringling Museum of Art. Note: Dalí Museum is free for Pinellas County …

    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is among the museums participating in the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live, offering free admission. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  3. Tampa Repertory's 'Flying' soars in some places, sputters in others

    Stage

    TAMPA — Tampa Repertory Theatre has always insisted on putting on plays that mean something. Several shows over the last couple of years have zeroed in on the social and cultural baggage that comes with being female (The Children's Hour, Silent Sky and Grounded come to mind). None of those …

    The Southeastern premiere of Flying, Sheila Cowley's play at Tampa Repertory Theatre about veterans of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, includes (from left) Holly Marie Weber, Rosemary Orlando, and Becca McCoy. Photo by Megan Lamasney.
  4. After 22 years, it's last call for beloved Ybor venue New World Brewery

    Music & Concerts

    YBOR CITY — Steve Bird spreads his tools across a patio table. He has awnings to unbolt and paraphernalia to unpry, from the busted Bop City neon by the stage to the Simpsons "El Duffo o Muerte" mural in the courtyard. He'll uproot a fountain and dismantle a roof and attempt to keep his bar intact. The …

    Various decor and memorabilia fill the walls and shelves at New World Brewery in Ybor City.
Long time music venue and hangout New World Brewery in Ybor City will be closing it's doors and moving locations. Patrons enjoy one of the last events before New World Brewery changes its location to Busch Blvd in Tampa.  [Photo Luis Santana | Times]