We know truck drivers love to travel with their pets – they send us pictures of them all the time. Some know tricks, others just chill out in the cabs and provide valuable companionship. At this point, we’re pretty sure that all of the 37,000 members of our professional truck driver readers in our Facebook group don’t have dogs that love to practice the French art of Parkour. This one does.
Parkour is part martial art, part exercise using natural and man-made obstacles. Developed in France by David Belle, the main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and leaping.
According to David Belle, the practice is to move in such a way that will help you gain the most ground as if escaping or chasing something. Most important are good jumping and landing techniques. Which is where this amazing dog seemingly defies explanation.
TreT, a 5-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier from the Ukraine jumps over railings, climbs walls and sprints, proving he’s a Pakour master on four legs.
TreT is one of only two known Parkour dogs around the world. His owner, Evgeny Elchaninov, says that TreT’s moves are spectacular for such a heavy dog. The young man from western Ukraine used to practice Parkour himself, until a bad knee injury ruined his career, Suddenly he had to give up his biggest passion in life, but his unfulfilled dreams reincarnated in his six-months old dog, who loved to run and jump. He began training TreT in the art of Parkour, both in urban landscapes and at historic landmarks, and posted videos of his amazing stunts online. Now the pooch is a true Internet celebrity.
So have a look at this incredible Parkour Pooch. If you can’t get the video to play, just visit the original link at Liveleak here.
And just for fun, here’s how the humans do it! This is the opening sequence from the French gangster film District 13. The runner is the founder of Parkour, David Belle.[youtube url=”http://youtu.be/bTyWfbvX0xQ” playlist=”Parkour on film” title=”Truck%20Driver%20Entertainment%20Action%20Movies” width=”460″ height=”330″]