Long before J.D. ever watched one of his canines launch into the air, he had an appreciation for terms like Big Air! Hang time! For thirteen years J.D. was a professional snowboard competitor. Thus it seems quite appropriate that his team of canine athletes would continue his tradition of amazing high flying stunts. In the mid 90’s, while still an active snowboard competitor he met a disc dog entertainer who introduced him to the sport of canine flying disc. It wasn’t long before he was hooked on both the competition of canine disc and its amazing way of providing crowd pleasing entertainment.
Over the last fourteen years J.D. has developed his own unique approach to the sport. As a kid and adult he was always involved with being an entertainer or athlete and growing up he always had a passion for animals. His company K9 Kings Entertainment seems to be a reflection of his life story combining all of his talents. He’s been blessed with entertaining millions of people around the United States and has shared with people his special and diverse team of dogs. In addition to entertaining he also loves competing around the country at disc dog events and has earned numerous titles like four time world finalist, FDDO national champions, multiple state champs and two-time Purina national finalist. He’s also been featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Star and appeared on the first and only dog reality show on CBS called “Greatest American Dog” where over 70 million people saw him compete for $250,000 with his dog “Galaxy”.
“This year we’re very excited to represent Hero Disc USA at all the state and county fairs, professional rodeos, half time shows, school assemblies and other numerous events around country”. His flying dog show features ten different breeds, the only comic book superheroes, a daredevil dog agility competition, the rarest breeds in the world called “American Indian Dogs”, crowd participation, the fastest disc dog in the world, his Whippet “Olympia” and the largest meet, greet and pet area.
Trainer: J.D. Platt
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Occupation: Professional K9 Entertainer
Website: k9kings.com | jdplatt.com
- Professional Disc Golfer (PDGA #24431)
- Competitive Golfer (7 hdcp.)
- Professional Snowboarder
- Horseback Riding
- Weight Lifting
- Mountain Biking
- Galaxy|Pointer x Border Collie
- Newberry|Aussie x Heeler x Kelpie x Border Collie
- Riverhawk, Skyliner & Mazama|American Indian Dogs
- Holiday|Border Collie
- Peekaboo|Australian Cattle Dog
- Javelin|Australian Shepard
- Carousel|Boston Terrier x Border Collie
- Jupiter|Australian Shepard x Border Collie