The Doberman - Versatility - Freestyle Dance
Canine Freestyle is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object of freestyle is to display the dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original performance, using music and movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, attire, athleticism and style in interpreting the theme of the music.. Heelwork-to-Music incorporates traditional dog obedience and the art of dressage with the inclusion of musical interpretation, dance elements, with an emphasis on non-standard obedience movements. Both Canine Freestyle and Heelwork-To-Music routines should create a visually exciting displays which are enjoyable to watch and equally enjoyable to dogs and handlers executing the programs. Freestyle enhances the positive bond and joy of the canine and human relationship through the artistry of music and choreography
There are many freestyle organizations for your Doberman to showcase in such as the: World Canine Freestyle Organization, Canine Freestyle Federation, and Musical Dog Sports Association.
Ch Destiny’s No Checks Or IOUS, ROM RE CD FGDCh CGC "Thaler" dancing to "The Sway" at the Musical Dog Sports Association’s Spring Fling held at Oriole Dog Training Club April 2011.
Dare’s Going For Broke RE CD TDI "Broker" dancing to "Beautiful Boy" at the Musical Dog Sports Association’s Spring Fling held at Oriole Dog Training Club April 2011. Both Thaler and Broker dance with Linda K Grskovich
This video shows Judy Stoodley and her Can. Ch. Sasanoa Celebration, WAC, RN, CGC, TDI, "Fiesta" at their first canine freestyle dance competition in Rhode Island at the World Canine Freestyle Organization's 6th Annual International competition July/August 2008.