Kick-boxing Guard Dog – From the BBC

February 18, 2008

Imagine the surprise on the burglar’s face when the guard dog comes at him and instead of biting, he kicks and punches. I think it’s time for me to teach the Great Danes this technique. Not sure how it would work with the neighbor’s Corgi.

Ringo and Russ

Russian terriers are popular guard dogs in some countries

Meet Ringo Tsar – a dog who can pack a knock-out punch with his paws. Owner Russ Williams has trained the 15-month-old black Russian terrier in the art of kick-boxing.

Mr Williams, from Caerwys in north Wales, is a former world champion in the martial art.

“If there was a British Thai boxing championship for dogs then Ringo would win paws-down every time,” he said. “There are a few humans he could beat as well.”

Mr Williams, who runs a gym and a security firm, said he came up with the idea after seeing Ringo play-fighting with another dog.

“All his strength seems to be in his legs,” he explained. “I just thought about how I could develop that.

Russ and Ringo

Russian terriers can weigh up to 85lb

“I have only been training him for three weeks but he has picked it up really quickly and is incredibly strong.

“He can jump and kick to command with his two front feet at a punch bag or kick pad.

“It seems much better to teach a guard dog to do this than to bite.”

Russian black terriers, also known as Russkiy Tchiorny terriers, were specially bred in the former USSR and originally used by the authorities for riot control.

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4 Responses to “Kick-boxing Guard Dog – From the BBC”

  1. Kjersti Says:

    I could just see your babies kick boxing. They need to make a movie about kick boxing dogs. I want one.

  2. Aura Mae Says:

    I can see it now! Chuck Norris could star as a retired Navy Seal who now owns a kennel near the president’s vacation home. When terrorists try to come in through the kennel, the dogs could save the day!


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  4. Always good to read about boxing.

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive, is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..


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