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January 4, 2009 |  8:17 am

Frisbee dog

Color us impressed by the athleticism of Ace, an Australian shepherd and Frisbee dog extraordinaire.

Fun fact: "disc dogs" entered the public consciousness here at our very own Dodger Stadium -- with Joe Garagiola calling the plays.  Los Angeles Almanac tells the story:

Aug. 5, 1974: At the top of the ninth inning in the Dodger-Reds game, 19-year-old Alex Stein and his tiny Whippet, Ashley, dash onto the field and begin performing spectacular Frisbee tosses. The crowd is delighted and the two, caught on television cameras, initiate a Frisbee craze. Stein is arrested upon leaving the field. He had smuggled his dog into the stadium.

See more photos of talented animals in the Your Scene album Pet Tricks.

--Lindsay Barnett

Photo: "Aces high!" by DiscDog Guy/Your Scene

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