From the moment they take the stage and until they finish their act to enthusiastic applause,
the audience knows that the delightful group of clever dogs love their job and their trainer, Luciano Anastasini.
“These dogs are my life. I rescued them from shelters and pounds across the country, it makes them extra special.
“Not every dog can do every trick,” he says. “Some are good jumpers, some are good for the comedy
It takes many hours each day to feed, groom and keeping them in top phyical shape."
and some are just super smart and can do anything.
But they all know that there is a big hug and a hot dog as a reward for doing a good job”.
Luciano is a ninth generation circus performer who can trace his roots back to Italy and England.
He comes to Yankee Doodle Circus after several years touring with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
and New York's Big Apple Circus. This is his 3rd tour with the Yankee Doodle Circus.