About The Canine Spectacular!


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The Marvelous Mutts, A Canine Spectacular, is a thrilling dog sport entertainment show that showcases some of the world’s finest canine athletes. The dogs amaze audiences as they flip and fly to snatch flying discs out of the air, race through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed, and launch themselves off a dock to catch a toy before it splashes into a pool of water. Spectators, children and adults alike, always leave our shows with smiles on their faces . . . after they pick their jaws up off the ground!

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About the owners

Nadja Palenzuela and Kara Gilmore have been training, competing and performing with dogs in agility, dock diving and canine disc since 1999. Nadja & Kara’s dogs have reached the highest levels in every sport they have competed in: multiple world finalist disc dogs, national finalist agility dogs, and appearances on ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games and The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge with dock diving dogs. Aside from training dogs to the highest levels in multiple sports, they are seasoned expert in media communications, having appeared on national shows like Good Morning America,The Early Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as countless local media outlets where they have performed. Nadja & Kara love playing with dogs, and their enthusiasm shows in every performance! As passionate supporters of dog adoption and through shows that emphasize the potential in shelter dogs, Nadja & Kara hope to educate the public about the amazing things that shelter dogs can be trained to do.

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The Mutts

IMG_4077The Marvelous Mutts are some of the world’s most amazing canines. From 14-pound Wee-la, who astounds audiences as she zips through an agility course, to Mee-ha, a pit bull who defies gravity as she jumps into a pool of water , these dogs thrill audiences everywhere they perform. People are always amazed to learn that Squirt is deaf after watching her perform an entire flying disc routine to music. Lolita, a world finalist disc dog… might be the cutest Mutt on the team, she is definitely the fastest. All of The Marvelous Mutts were adopted from shelters and rescues and do their best to show that rescued dogs can do amazing things. Read more about the individual Mutts here.

Bring Us to Your Event

No event is too big or too small for The Marvelous Mutts. The shows can be scaled for small private parties or for large corporate or arena events, and can range from 5 minutes in length to over an hour. The Marvelous Mutts have performed at home shows, pet expos, fairs, festivals, college and pro sporting events, school shows, and at arena events in front of tens of thousands of people. Contact us today for an individualized quote!