Tyson (dog)

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Tyson (born October 2001)[1] is a bulldog that is famous for his ability to skateboard.[2] He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Rob & Big, and has been featured on Internet video sites such as YouTube.[3]

His owner Jim Blauvelt says that the dog was self-taught, starting in Huntington Beach, California in 2001.[4][5] He appeared in the two movies: Lords of Dogtown and Undiscovered in which his performance was considered to be "outstandingly gifted".[6] When performing, he earns over $1000 a day.[5]


  1. ^ Furey, Cynthia (August 2008). "Tyson Speaks!". Orange Coast Magazine: 106–109.
  2. ^ Bill O'Reilly (2007-01-31). "Impeaching President Bush". Fox News. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  3. ^ "Oprah launches channel on YouTube". BBC. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  4. ^ "Skateboarding Dog To Wow Crowds At Calif. Festival". CBS Broadcasting. 2007-04-28. Archived from the original on February 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  5. ^ a b Jennifer Muir (2007-01-29). "The real Dogtown". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  6. ^ Moira Macdonald (2005-08-26). "If only this film had gone completely to the dog". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-02-05.

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