Olate Dogs is an American dog act featuring father-and-son trainers Richard and Nicholas Olate.The group won the 2012, seventh season of America's Got Talent, claiming the US $1,000,000 first prize.
Olate Dogs features acts that include numerous dog tricks such as jumping rope, going down slides and riding scooters. The act also includes a doggy conga line and a talented canine that performs back flips. Up to 10 of their 22 dogs of which 80% are rescues perform during each show. Amy Reiter of the Los Angeles Times called Olate Dogs "the most talented puppies on the planet."
Olate Dogs have performed in both the Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. They appeared in TV commercials and on multiple morning programs before becoming national stars on America's Got Talent. Subsequently, they have toured the country and performed during NBA halftimes. VIP tickets ($50) include a post-show Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with the group on stage.