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Tillman

Tilman ~ The Skateboarding Bulldog!

Tillman, the skateboarding bulldog from the iPhone commercial, held the Guinness World Record for “Fastest 100 m on a skateboard by a dog.” His time was 19.678 seconds. In addition to skateboarding, Tillman also enjoyed surfing and snowboarding, and appeared on Greatest American Dog. He was nicknamed Pot Roast. On October 27, 2015, Tillman, who suffered from an irregular heartbeat, passed away at the age of 10.

All clips are from January 2007. Tillman was a little over a year old at the time.

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A little history of this first video. “I Filmed the video using a just purchased Panasonic Lumix TZ1. I was bicycling through Venice Beach California when I came upon the skateboarding dog. Originally the first video had the soundtrack “Giving In” by linkin Park. Once the video appeared in iphone commercials I removed the video from youtube because of the attention it was getting and I had no rights to use the song. As time approached for Apple’s release of the iphone with youtube, youtube contacted me and requested I reinstate the video without the soundtrack. Youtube wanted users to be able to view the skateboarding dog in the store and after purchasing their iphone. Unfortunately youtube gave me only a few hours to re-edited video before the iphone release. The original background sound on most of the clips was ruined by hysterical laughter from a woman watching Tillman so I cut and pasted sound in from other parts of the video to cover the laughter. That’s why some claim they hear the word eskimo over and over-lol.”