Polly the Performing Dog

I’m often at the Arts Centre and stop to watch Polly do her tricks.


She’s an adorable border-collie cross that was found by her owner Rex at the local Dog Pound. Her tricks include jumping through a hoop, riding the scooter, rolling over, and I was most impressed with Polly balancing the dog biscuit on her nose (which on command she then threw into the air and caught with her mouth). At the end of the act Polly picks up all the coins left for her and puts them in the hat.



  • 10 years ago

    I’m quite happy for Polly and Rex as well as all of us who get to view your post. Thank you so much for these two photos and the explanation.

  • 10 years ago

    Lovely to see the dogs.

    Does the Wizard still give his Monday lunchtime talks in Christchurch?

  • admin
    10 years ago

    The Wizard has retired and moved to Oamaru (he’s now well into his 70’s). However, I believe he still gives talks during the summer. For those who’ve never heard of the Christchurch Wizard check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_of_New_Zealand

  • 10 years ago

    Thanks for the info – after meeting him in 2001 -see http://www.geraldengland.co.uk/nz/nzj006.htm I had a link on my website to his site but noticed it was inactive a couple of years ago.

  • Leila Scollay
    8 years ago

    Polly is so lovely and really entertaining.

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