Disc-Connected K-9's - World Famous Frisbee Dogs
Trainer Lawrence Frederick started out playing in human Frisbee competitions until he discovered the disc dog world in 1991. Now, not only are Lawrence and his team of incredible dogs the most widely recognized Frisbee Dog Team in the world, (with a world record 49 World Finals appearances) but he made history each time by achieving the following:
- First human to compete with two dogs at the same time in the World Frisbee Dog Championships in 2003
- First human to compete with three dogs in the same year in the World Frisbee Dog Championships in 2006 & then again in 2007
- First human to compete with 4 dogs in the World Frisbee Dog Championships in 2008
- First human to compete with five dogs in the same year in the World Frisbee Dog Championships in 2010
- First human to compete with seven dogs in the same year in the World Frisbee Dog Championships in 2011
- Lawrence and “Harley Davidson” won the 2008 & 2010 AWI Disc Dog World Championships & then he turned around three weeks later and won The 2010 Skyhoundz Disc Dog World Championships with “Flash”.
- In 2012, despite playing injured, Lawrence finished in 2nd, 3rd, 4th& 15th overall and 3rd in Pairs.
As a dog lover, and a former human Frisbee World Champion, Lawrence travels around the world sharing his expertise and wowing crowds as part of the Disc-Connected K9’s Frisbee Dog Team.
This internationally acclaimed professional Frisbee dog touring show (with over 8,100 different shows to their credit) is comprised of some of the best Frisbee Dogs on the planet. (Including ten different World Finalists) This team has performed all over the world in the past nineteen years at all types of events; including Paris, France; Assen, Holland, Hannover; Germany, Bagnacavallo, Italy; Santiago, Chile; Caracas, Venezuela; Acapulco, Mexico; Toronto, Canada; Bogota, Columbia; Tokyo, Japan and just about every state in the US. You may have also seen them on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Kathy & Regis, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, ESPN, Good Morning America, Animal Attractions, Sabado Sensational, etc...)
All of their shows are family oriented; carry a message of fun, athleticism, canine bonding, and promote dog rescuing. Their routines are choreographed to music, defy the normal relationship between man and canine; and leave even the oldest of children with a smile on their face and in their heart. And to make it even more interesting; all of the dogs are “rescue” dogs, meaning they have come from either abandoned, homeless, sheltered, humane society, etc. backgrounds. Their individual stories are almost as interesting as their performances. We promise you will be laughing and clapping in awe at the tricks these dogs perform.
Flash – “The Frisbee Freak” is an 8 time World Finalist; including winning the 2010 Skyhoundz Disc Dog World Championships. She finished 3rd in 2011 and 2nd in 2012 at the World Championships and lives for nothing more then to play Frisbee. Don’t blink an eye during her show, or you can literally miss multiple moves.
Harley Davidson – Harley came to us as his 7th home, and he was only 17 months old at the time. Since then, he has become one of our star performers; (6 x World Finalist) winning the 2008 & 2010 AWI World Disc Dog Championships! He is definitely our best athlete and will amaze you with his jumping ability. Look for his trademark “Harley Knievel” stunt with participants from the audience!
Easy Rider – Easy is a 6 time World Finalist, who came to us as his 4th home, and he was only 15 months old at the time. His specialty move is the “Easy Ride” and is know for his wanting to play with anyone who will throw for him after each show. Easy finished in 3rd place at the 2012 Skyhoundz World Frisbee Disc Dog Championships; despite only having three good legs to play on.
Zorra – The “Z” Monster is a 6 year old phenomenon, and will amaze you with her drive, intelligence and athleticism. She finished 3rd at the 2010World Championships, 2nd at the 2011 World Championships and 4th at the 2012 World Championships, making her a six-time World Finalist at an unbelievable young age!!
Lucky Boy – Lucky is a five year old Australian Shepherd that came to us out of Melbourne. He is a beautiful dog with two blue eyes that has quickly becoming a solid Frisbee catching dog. Lucky qualified for the 2010 World Disc Dog Championships (finishing 11th overall) after being on our team for a little over 2 years; and qualified for the 2011 World Disc Dog Championships and is showing everyone why we think he is going to be another one in a long line of greats from the Disc-Connected K9’s.
Jaxson – is 4 year old “Heinz 57” mutt, who will make his 4th World Championship Finals appearance in 2013. He was picked up in October, 2009, by the Hialeah Police Dept. as a “Vagrant”; he finally made his way to our home in January, 2010. After being introduced to a disc, he has now found his calling in life. Jaxson won the Skyhoundz Last Chance Qualifier to compete in the 2010 Skyhoundz World Disc Dog Championships; finishing in 2nd Place Overall in the Pairs Division & 3rd at the 2011 World Championships in the Pairs Division and again 3rd in 2012!! We are so blessed to have him on our team!!
Riley- Riley came to us via St. Louis Home & Garden Show in Feb., 2010; and is very happy to be living in FL. His natural ability and drive had him already able to compete and open shows for us after only a few months. He is the FL State 2011 Freestyle Champion and amazes crowds with his ability to do full back flips and catch discs in mid-air of the rotation.
Hyzer- This very young Parsons Jack Russell is from the Lakewood, CO; and at just 2.5 years of age, is quickly becoming one of our more consistent performers. Hyzer qualified for the 2012 & 2013 World Disc Dog Championships. The crowds love this little guy and you will too!!
Venus – This two year old Border Collie/Boxer mix is definitely one of the best athletic dogs to come our way in a long time. Adopted out of Orange Park, FL she is one of our hardest working/playing dogs; “Have Disc, Will Play” is her motto!! Mr. Bonez – This two year old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix is driven on a disc like no other dog we have ever worked with. He is quickly learning everything we are teaching him and has amazing athletic ability. Look for him to make his professional debut very soon!
Mars – This 1.5 year old Border Collie is quickly learning to do all the moves all the other big dogs are doing, and even some they can’t do. Coming to us out of Miami in November 2012, he will be doing shows with us when we start our 2013 campaign and we truly expect great things from this gorgeous red merle!
Ricochet – At less than a year of age, and only weighing 14 pounds, she is picking up all the tricks as fast as we can teach her. This little girl is as fast as a bullet, as graceful as a ballet dancer and has the eye mouth coordination of an adult dog that has been playing for years. She will be making her debut sometime early in 2013 and are sure she will never look back…
Ginger Spice – Adopted on July 4th, 2012 from a military family, she is a 2 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever mix that prefers Frisbees to ducks! Don’t let her big brown eyes fool you, this dog is a Frisbee machine and will be making her professional debut in 2013.
Through performances with his canine team, Lawrence hopes to not only entertain but to also show audiences that any dog can become incredible if they are well cared for and shown the love and attention they deserve. Lawrence spreads the message that dogs are truly a blessing, and he encourages everyone to rescue an animal because it brings so much happiness to both the owner and their new best friend.
When Lawrence and his team aren’t competing in world championships or appearing at half-time shows or other presentations world wide, they spend time doing volunteer pet therapy at the local Children’s Hospital Wards, Convalescent and Assisted Living homes in their hometown of Jacksonville, Fla. Although Lawrence has traveled the world and met millions of people and dogs, he prides himself most on the fact that he has never met a dog that he couldn’t get along with.