Performing Animals; or, Skipping Dogs

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Performing Animals;
or, Skipping Dogs
Screenshot from the film
Directed byBirt Acres
Produced by
CinematographyBirt Acres
Release date
  • 1895 (1895)
CountryUnited Kingdom

Performing Animals; or, Skipping Dogs is an 1895 British short black-and-white silent documentary film, produced and directed by Birt Acres for exhibition on Robert W. Paul's peep show Kinetoscopes, featuring one dog jumping through hoops and another dancing in a costume. The film was considered lost until footage from an 1896 Fairground Programme, originally shown in a portable booth at Hull Fair by Midlands photographer George Williams, donated to the National Fairground Archive was identified as being from this film.[1]

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet.


  1. ^ "A brief History: A 1896 Fairground Programme - The George Williams Collection". Europa Film Treasures. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011.