60-pound dog even turns and does tricks. “He just pulled a
no-comply, top-shove-it move that we got on tape,” says Tillman’s
owner, 40-year-old Ron Davis, as the bulldog showed off his
skills in Tompkins Square Park in New York. Tillman traveled
from Southern California for the “Bark in the Park” event,
“He just pulled a no-comply, top-shove-it
move that we got on tape,” says Davis, who has also trained
Tillman to surf and snowboard. “What can I say? He’s an adrenaline
junkie.” Named after the late NFL star and U.S. Army Ranger
Pat Tillman, the board-crazy canine set the world record in
2009 by rolling 100 meters in 19.6 seconds.
Skateboarding Dog became the official “spokes-dog”
for Natural Balance during the 2009 Tournament of Roses ®
Parade, where he skateboarded along the 52-foot track on the
Natural Balance float.
Some key stats about Tillman:
He weighs about 60 pounds; his favorite toy is a skateboard;
and his favorite food is apples. At 9 months, he was skateboarding
on all fours and by 15 months he was turning. This adventurous
dog also snowboards, skimboards and surfs. Favorite Food :
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - especially the A.M.P.
Ultra Active Dry Formula and any of the Dog Food Rolls!
Tillman's Highlights include: 2010
Rose Parade, 2009 Rose Parade Float, “Greatest American
Dog” (CBS), Apple iPhone commercial, “Animal Planet”, “National
Geographic”, “NBC Nightly News”, “The Today Show”, “The Early
Show”, “The Craig Ferguson Show”, “KTLA News”, “FOX 11 News”,
“ABC News”, Armstrong Flooring commercial, and San Diego Tourism
ads just to name a few.
Tillman, the World'sFastest
Skateboarding Dog was recently named to Time Magazine's
"Top 50 YouTube videos of All-Time," with over 20 million
views on YouTube. Davis attributes Tillman’s skateboarding
skills to his sturdy body and unique warmup method. “Tillman’s
ritual before he skates is to chew on each wheel,” says Davis.
“I think it’s a way of lubing them up and checking the tire