5 Snowboarding Bulldogs to Appear on World's Longest Float at This Year's Tournament of Roses(R) Parade

Tillman and Rose, the world's most famous bulldogs, will snowboard on the 114 feet float from Natural Balance Pet Foods, which is being certified by Guinness World Records as the world's longest single chassis float.

Dec 11, 2009, 15:25 ET from Natural Balance Pet Foods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tillman the skateboarding bulldog, proclaimed the "World's Fastest Skateboarding Dog" by Guinness World Records, is poised to make a second appearance in Guinness as he and sidekicks Rose and Lyle snowboard on the world's longest float at the Tournament of Roses® Parade. A contest to find two more dogs to snowboard with them had over 60 entrants, with Niko and Tank emerging as winners. The 114 foot float features a giant ramp for Tillman and his bulldog friends to snowboard on, with an area at the front for Natural Balance co-owner Dick Van Patten to sit.

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This will be the second year the Parade has featured a float from Natural Balance Pet Foods, with last year's float featuring Tillman, Rose and their four-legged pals skateboarding turning out to be among the most beloved in the Parade's history.

"We had a great time last year with the bulldogs skateboarding, and this snowboarding float is really incredible. I'm jealous, because those dogs can snowboard better than me," Natural Balance President Joey Herrick said in a statement.

About Natural Balance Pet Foods:

Since 1989, Dick Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods. Today Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has grown into an international company providing pet foods throughout the United States, Canada, The Pacific Rim and Europe. The Natural Balance ultra premium line of pet foods for dog and cats, includes: Ultra Premium Dry and Canned Dog and Cat food, Dog Food Rolls in 3 varieties: Lamb, Beef and Turkey, Treats for Dogs, Organic Dog Food, Allergy Formulas, Eatables for dogs, gourmet canned dog foods made in a USDA approved plant that makes food for people, and Zoological Formulas made for lions, tigers, cheetahs, polar bears, snakes and carnivorous birds. Natural Balance is headquartered in Pacoima, CA and is available at PETCO and local independent pet stores. More information is available at www.naturalbalance.net

SOURCE Natural Balance Pet Foods