Miami’s Super Dog Bowl K-9 Kickoff!


On Thursday, February 4, over 75 dogs and their owners flocked to Miami to show off their cool doggie football moves at the DOG BOWL 2010: Touchdown Treats Championship event, hosted by Hill’s Science Diet.

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, the K-9 kickoff featured a canine themed football arena and all types of dogs doing amazing football inspired tricks. Dogs performed a variety of tricks like the Quarterback Stack, the Touchdown Celebration Dance, Tail Gate Chase, and other amazing jumping, hopping, and balancing moves.

Pittsburgh Steelers all-time leading wide receiver, Hines Ward, was the celebrity judge at the event. As MVP of Super Bowl XL, he had the honor of selecting this year’s Most Valuable Pooch (MVP) in football. Although Hines doesn’t own a dog, due to a busy traveling schedule, he is a huge dog lover himself and enjoys soaking up some doggie time from his mom’s beloved pooch.

Hope, a West Highland Terrier, was very focused on her owner's commands, impressing the judges and taking first place with her amazing tricks. Hope managed to win two tickets to the Super Bowl XLIV for her owner, Leslie. Let’s just hope Hope was able to attend the Super Bowl, instead of being stuck in the dog house!

Zena, an Australian Shepherd Mix, took second place and received a one year supply of Simple Essentials Treats from Hill’s Science Diet. Lucky for Zena, but Hope should have hoped to win second place, now there’s a reward she can sink her teeth into!

A dog wearing a Steelers jersey ‘stole’ the “Best Personality” award and even received an autographed jersey from Hines Ward, a doggone sneaky strategy that worked - woofs to jersey boy!

For more information on DOG BOWL 2010 please click here.

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