E:60 – Meet ‘The Michael Jordan of Dogs’

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  • Published: 12 January 2020
  • There are certain icons of sport that are so transcendent, they change their respective sports forever—Jordan, Tiger, Serena. But there is one athlete you’ve probably never heard of who also belongs in that rarified air, one who can run faster and jump higher than all of them: His name is Spitfire, and he’s a 7-year-old Whippet. But what makes Spitfire so special is more than the fact that he has four legs, it’s the powerful bond he has with his trainer, a 15-year-old girl named Sydney. Together, they are rewriting the record books of the canine sports world. Mina Kimes brings you their unforgettable story.
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Comments • 655

  • Dylan Sweatt
    Dylan Sweatt  3 minutes back

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    • William Weinberg
      William Weinberg  3 minutes back

      let's just hope Tonya Harding doesn't enter her dog in this event. 😱

      • Antonio Mojica Jr
        Antonio Mojica Jr  31 minutes back

        beautiful dog. god bless him. i seen dogs jump BUT he like a shooting star when he jumps.

        • Justin M
          Justin M  32 minutes back

          I watched this sitting next to my whippet. Their jumping ability is legendary.

          • Justin The Matrix
            Justin The Matrix  39 minutes back

            That’s a cool sport

            • Theodore Long
              Theodore Long  45 minutes back

              Love this. This pup definitely can lift off from the free throw line for the tomahawk jam.

              • George Rivas
                George Rivas  49 minutes back

                long live spitfire

                • Hahauravirgin
                  Hahauravirgin  50 minutes back

                  This was really like watching #3 turn that corner real sharp. Unreal

                  • Bill Lopez
                    Bill Lopez  52 minutes back

                    So cool 😊

                    • Thomas Martin
                      Thomas Martin  1 hours back

                      might need to get a longer pool

                      • Southern Heritage
                        Southern Heritage  1 hours back

                        That awkward moment when the dog dies of old age.....

                        • Jonathan Perez
                          Jonathan Perez  1 hours back

                          So air bud?

                          • ingibingi2000
                            ingibingi2000  2 hours back

                            Cutest sports documentary I've ever seen

                            • Frank Fuentes
                              Frank Fuentes  2 hours back

                              Great video, and great team. Spitfire=GOAT

                              • Hella H
                                Hella H  2 hours back

                                Is that a cermet

                                • Bailey Rodgers
                                  Bailey Rodgers  2 hours back

                                  My cat can jump just as high where’s his trophy at?

                                  • adonis190911
                                    adonis190911  2 hours back

                                    K9 royalty with his manhood stripped away. Yup definitely once in a lifetime and no lineage.

                                    • Matt
                                      Matt  2 hours back

                                      whyd i get emotional?

                                      • Happy the Dog
                                        Happy the Dog  2 hours back

                                        the dog enjoys high stakes gambling?

                                        • Neal Ramsey
                                          Neal Ramsey  2 hours back

                                          Looks like everyone would use whippets and greyhounds. I mean you don't see Labradors at the dog track. It seems kind of obvious what breeds are going to win.

                                          • Paleontologist Sneaker head

                                            she is not a average teen

                                            • Mad Lib
                                              Mad Lib  2 hours back

                                              He ain't the GOAT for nothin' 😂

                                              • imSUPERcereal22
                                                imSUPERcereal22  2 hours back

                                                Dog spelled Backwards is God.....His greatest creation.

                                                • kra zey
                                                  kra zey  2 hours back

                                                  You can see that Spittie's whole body is just pure muscles build for running and jumping

                                                  • Mad Lib
                                                    Mad Lib  3 hours back

                                                    That's insane!

                                                    • Josh Atkinson
                                                      Josh Atkinson  3 hours back

                                                      Such a good video, Spitfire is the GOAT

                                                      • Funxion
                                                        Funxion  3 hours back

                                                        Spitfire is friggin shredded!

                                                        • Young Goose
                                                          Young Goose  3 hours back

                                                          Michael Jordan was fully black..this video is a joke

                                                          • Hugo
                                                            Hugo  3 hours back

                                                            All this thanks to his hate of squirrels...Amazing.
                                                            Get those nut eatin' bastards ! Get'em !

                                                            • wobbly nostrils
                                                              wobbly nostrils  3 hours back

                                                              0:40. The way he just collapsed on the couch. Loool 😂😂

                                                              • Alina America
                                                                Alina America  3 hours back

                                                                I am a hard shell to crack and they made me shed one so 👏🏻

                                                                • Rickie Dacus
                                                                  Rickie Dacus  3 hours back

                                                                  Why'd I almost drop a tear when her mom said he loves her. I miss my doggo

                                                                  • Chairman Meow
                                                                    Chairman Meow  3 hours back

                                                                    Im absolutely convinced the dogs understand the idea of competition and realize what theyre doing. They actually want to win.

                                                                    • Adonis Makes Hits
                                                                      Adonis Makes Hits  3 hours back

                                                                      This is SOOOO inspirational, I think I might be the next record holder

                                                                      • ale ale ssandro
                                                                        ale ale ssandro  3 hours back

                                                                        that’s a good boy

                                                                        • Chaz Milski
                                                                          Chaz Milski  4 hours back

                                                                          A greyhound is by far the higher and longer jumper. The greyhound is the true MJ of dogs.

                                                                          • Turururu
                                                                            Turururu  4 hours back

                                                                            Awww good boi, dogs are angels, I love them all

                                                                            • sandra sanders
                                                                              sandra sanders  4 hours back

                                                                              Spitfire: "THANK YOU!;...GOOD NIGHT"!!!!!...LOL That is some dog!

                                                                              • obi migu
                                                                                obi migu  4 hours back

                                                                                so epic

                                                                                • Paul
                                                                                  Paul  4 hours back

                                                                                  At 1:52 I was like... "No way" lol

                                                                                  • Crypt Critter
                                                                                    Crypt Critter  4 hours back

                                                                                    He jumped... And just kept going!

                                                                                    • James Valt
                                                                                      James Valt  4 hours back

                                                                                      These people and dogs

                                                                                      • Djentile 777
                                                                                        Djentile 777  4 hours back

                                                                                        When's the movie coming out?

                                                                                        • Steve Vue
                                                                                          Steve Vue  4 hours back

                                                                                          GDOAT

                                                                                          • Rashad Terrell
                                                                                            Rashad Terrell  4 hours back

                                                                                            All you need is a pic of Spitfire and MJ to make this story complete!

                                                                                            • Dat boi Jr
                                                                                              Dat boi Jr  4 hours back

                                                                                              Who else thought of Kermit and clicked on the video.

                                                                                              • Ryan Williams
                                                                                                Ryan Williams  4 hours back

                                                                                                You’re amazing Sydney!!!

                                                                                                • Michael Acquaviva
                                                                                                  Michael Acquaviva  4 hours back

                                                                                                  Now that’s an intro!
                                                                                                  The video could end at 2:30 straight up.