This little guy steals the show at the local park—looks like he’s practicing for something big.
Dogs on skateboards are no joke. They’ve broken world records, starred on MTV, and make the big headlines.
Meet Otto the bulldog.
Otto, from Lima, Peru, broke the Guinness World Records for longest human tunnel traveled through by a dog skateboarder (yes, it’s a real category).
The 3-year-old dog rode his skateboard under 30 people, in 2015, and was awarded a certificate at the end of the ride.
Bulldogs make particularly good skateboarders, because of their low center of gravity.
Tillman Surfs and Skateboards
Tillman the bulldog was another famous skating dog. He passed away in October 2015, but before that led a full life breaking skating records and surfing the waves.
“He’s been surfing his whole life, just like skateboarding,” said Ron Davis, Tillman’s owner. “He like wiping out as much as he likes the ride, he just likes having a good time out there.”
Tillman broke the Guinness World Record for “Fastest 100 m on a skateboard by a dog” and became a star. He appeared on “Greatest American Dog,” rode parade floats, and was featured in the “Who Let the Dogs Out” Hallmark TV series.
Biuf the Skater Dog
Little Biuf from Lima, Peru, was once the runt of his litter. But at 5 months old, he started barking after the skateboarding kids in his neighborhood. His owners through at first that he was bothered by the noise, but upon seeing skateboarding bulldogs like Tillman and Otto (who he met as a puppy), they decided to put Biuf on top of a skateboard.
“It was in these crucial months (6 months – 1 year) that Biuf really developed his ability to ride,” his website reads. “He would spend 95% of the time eating the board, and 5% of the time trying to ride it. Over those six months, slowly and surly his obsession converted from eating the board (much to do with his teeth growing in), to riding on top of it. ”
“Biuf eats, sleeps and lives skateboarding.”
The owners started a dog skateboarding club in Lima, and say Biuf is committed to community building. On their website, there are tips on how to teach a dog to skateboard, photos, videos, and inspiring stories.
” Biuf promotes the importance of taking care of dogs and shares stories of love and compassion through his facebook page, El Biuf. ”