Casey Brown and Poppy the Dog: Tail Gunner

Oct 16, 2014
by Anthill Films  
(Casey Brown + Poppy the Dog) + Singletrack = Fast

In other words, when Casey Brown finds herself being chased down by Poppy the Dog on a trail ride, you know they're going to be shredding. Check out Casey and Poppy in the latest Sony Dream Capture episode, "Tail Gunner." Enjoy!




Photo by Margus Riga
Photo by Harookz
Photo by Margus Riga
Photo by Harookz

Shot 100% on the Sony ActionCam. Subscribe to the Sony ActionCam YouTube Channel to see more Dream Capture short films.

Photography by Harookz & Margus Riga

Poppy



107 Comments

  • 77 1
 My dog can ummmm....... sleep?
  • 61 0
 I had a great trail dog, except he was not super loyal. He'd run off and follow other riders if he thought I was too slow.
  • 5 0
 Sounds like a husky.
  • 1 0
 A boxer.
  • 3 0
 Otherwise he was great. Stayed right behind me and could run for 10 miles at a time. I just had to use the xc bike with him or he got impatient.
  • 20 0
 I had a fantastic trail dog Staffy/Lab cross. We would do a 20 mile loop and Id stop to give him a breather and some water (in case he dropped dead) and hed be fetching me stones to throw for him while we had stopped. He was a maniac, his fitness was unbelievable. Sootey his name was but I used to call him 4 wheel drive.He could run up an eight foot wall like it wasnt there. I miss him every day.
  • 1 0
 how did he make out with heat etc? I have a boxer but live in Bermuda so rides have to be kept short. Really short!
  • 1 0
 Most of it was fall and winter riding. I had heard heat can be an issue since their airway is not the best for breathing hard. I was more worried about cold on his feet, but that never came up either.
  • 39 1
 My brothers pitbull basically runs with his face grinding on his back tire, love single track dogs
  • 3 18
flag howardhall (Oct 16, 2014 at 4:13) (Below Threshold)
 mckenneyshirley..........wtf................. Mate p**s off.
  • 12 14
 Pit bulls are the best free runners around. I've seen them take 2 1/2 story cliffs fully bottom out and keep on running. If you don't mind grabbing them by the collar and giving them some help they can scale up about the same height. You need an early desexed male thats been well socialised in case you run into other dogs though. Not that a well trained and socialised pit will start a fight but it'll sure end one. Always carry a breaking stick.
  • 17 3
 Some dogs are bred for retrieving, some for herding, others for biting hard and not letting go. I couldn't get my poodle/golden retriever mix to NOT be obsessed with birds, so be careful with any "fighting" dog. Nature vs. Nurture, sometimes nature will win. It's not the dogs fault, but generations of selective breeding will always leave a mark.
  • 7 0
 When I started riding with my border collie she did the same thing, keeping her face just an inch or two next to my wheels/ pedals, I hated it but her herding instinct was always in full effect. Then she started getting a little too close and I kicked her in the face while pedalling a couple times (an accident), and one time she buzzed her face on my rear tire. After that she started running about 3 feet back and life was good.

Dog could run for miles, 3 hour rides no problem. Sometimes if I didn't run her out on my ride she'd go on rides with friends of mine just so she could run some more.
  • 35 2
 No bad dogs, just bad owners
  • 8 0
 My Border Collie doesn't know why he's running, he just is and will go forever...never happier than when he's running with something.

It's a Collie thing ;>Wink
  • 2 0
 My Jack Russell ​​loves it also and he never give up :-)
  • 3 8
flag Rider656 (Oct 17, 2014 at 22:59) (Below Threshold)
 I don't like pit bulls and their loser owners.
  • 2 0
 How many have you known? Dogs not owners. They do attract some bad types but, I've known great dogs who overcame shitty ownership. Two such dogs saved my life on three separate occasions.
  • 4 2
 Pit bulls were selectively bred, by us, to be more dangerous than the average dog. That's a fact. Retrievers retrieve, herders herd, and fighters fight. Anybody who doesn't accept this when they own a pit bull is ignorant or negligent. Owning such a dog, not only pit bulls, is a much bigger responsibility than most owners seem to accept. I know that my retrieving breed will blindly sprint into traffic after a tennis ball, but many pit bull owners seem to be in denial of the fact that their dog has any instincts at all.

My dog is hopelessly friendly. He loves everybody, probably too much. The only three dogs that have ever been aggressive to him have been a pit bull mix, a Rottweiler, and my sisters little bastard of a dachshund (who was abused by the previous owners and hates everybody but my sister).
  • 2 0
 Every Pit I have known or met has been hopelessly friendly too often too much so. Pit bulls are not very loyal like people try to say they are and are very easily stolen. They have been bred this way so that the opposing dogs owner can wash them down before a fight to ensure no cheating by putting foul tasting chemicals on their coat. During a fight there are three people IN the pit with the dogs as they fight. Two owners or handlers and the referee. Any dog that turns its head towards a person and thus away from the other dog loses the fight. Rottweilers are loyal dogs and usually only bond to their pack and are very protective. Pit bulls are protective too but, the threat usually has to be obvious whereas most Rotti's I know are constantly on the lookout for a threat. I don't like Pit Bull mixes because they retain some of the pit bulls power with out all of its human bred kindness. I've known plenty of retrievers who couldn't retrieve, herders who couldn't herd and one pit and one amstaff (both desexed males) who wouldn't fight even when other dogs were snapping at them because they were too intent on retrieving. I've had two pits herd away two wild mares and an aggressive stallion that charged at me. Herding, retrieving and baiting are all just expressions of prey drive and pits have a stronger prey drive than any other dog.
  • 1 2
 Don't understand why everyone defends these dogs? The fact is the are the worlds most dangerous dog and cause the most fatality's period. And for that reason I hate them and their owners.
  • 1 0
 If you are actually interested in some facts about what makes you think they are so dangerous when generations before feared the rottweiller, dobermann, german sheperd and even the blood hound then please read this.

nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/uploaded_files/publications/230603563_Pit%20Bull%20Placebo.pdf

It contains statistics on people aggression in dogs going back to the late 1800s. The reason people so vehemently defend them is because they are being banned by ignorant politics, sensationalist media and poor representation. We have so few working breeds of dogs left in the world and none with as undiluted a blood line as the Pit Bulldog. They are in my mind the greatest breed of dog man has ever been able to produce and exhibit rare traits that when lost will never be able to be replicated. I have lived with two known many and now live in a country where I am not allowed to own one. I see the show bred versions now showing hip dysplacia useless running gaits and timid natures and realise that this is the future for all non working breeds of dogs. Nothing but cancer ridden useless stupid animals made for being pet and getting sick so the vet industry can do what the human heath industry is.
If you were buying a bike you would want the most high performance, low maintenance bike you could get right? Well the Pit Bull is the ultimate Freeride Bike, The Grey hound is the ultimate Road Bike, the Alaskan Malamute is the greatest Snowmobile etc. Why make do with under performing dogs bred to LOOK PRETTY. Almost every Mastiff breed has been bred back to the Pit Bull at some point to increase its courage. If you ever saw the Crocodile Hunter catch pigs with his dog Sui you would appreciate having a good ear dog who didn't let go of a vicious boar when you got near.
P.S. No Offense to Poppy. I have shot pheasant over a work bred German Short Haired Pointer and I think they are a greatest trainable breed of general purpose hunting dog.
  • 22 0
 Poppy's got skills!! Look at her line choice in some of the corners.
  • 1 0
 My dog runs in front of me and chooses some great lines, it's fun for a change to try to ride the line she does.
  • 2 0
 That scrub at 0:44... damn.
  • 2 0
 Mine doesn't like leading. He keeps looking over his shoulder in fear that I will run him over, and he's probably right. Not on purpose, of course.
  • 18 2
 i wish i could do this with my cats!
  • 14 0
 ...now THAT is a happy dog!!!
  • 5 0
 Back in 1996-1999 my buddy and I got his dog to learn jumping doubles. We built trails in his yard and she would chase us. She even ran the berms at full pace.

I have a 6 month Plott hound/ Burnese mountain mix and 10 acres of land now.....
  • 7 0
 I want to see a moto whippin' dog very soon or I will be so disappointed.
  • 5 0
 Ahahaha thats made my day!
  • 13 1
 What does the Goat say?


Braaaaa-A-A-A-P!
  • 2 0
 Love this, there is just to much style!!
  • 1 0
 Way too funny crooked....Thx! Hahahaha
  • 2 0
 @anthill films are the four stills in this post also shot on the Sony ActionCam? If yes, that's impressive depth of field and crispness! If not, your placement of "Shot 100% on the Sony ActionCam" right below the photos is a bit deceiving.
  • 1 0
 I'm curious as well (point and shoot basic noob here, but buying something over the winter)....especially pic #2...is that a still from a vid and how much "work" went into it, if any?....Just wondering if a pic/vid simpleton like myself can just shoot vid and get this kind of pic quality with a few button clicks or will I still need editing skills...Thx
  • 3 0
 I must be the only one that finds it massively annoying riding trails only to have a 'trail dog' pile out In front of me. Great for the owner, shite for everyone else wanting to ride...
  • 1 0
 Ya Poppy! Where's all your gear? Oh, you don't need any? Not even shoes? Not a coat? Are you ready to go - for an hour - a day - a month? Who knows? Just jump in the truck and head out! Poppy's always in! Let's do this!! In dog we trust.
  • 5 0
 Gsp for the win
  • 1 0
 GSPs only? Pretty much every HPR breed!
  • 1 0
 Fer sure!
  • 2 0
 Rach Atherton has a gsp. That makes them king of the shred dogs :-)
  • 5 1
 Thats no dog.... ITS A STEEZE LION
  • 1 0
 nice one little brownie,,,,, always good seeing you in vids,,, great concept and awesome angles and creative shots, that we have come to expect from the athill guys, awesome vid guys
  • 1 0
 My GSP Libby has been running the local Vietnam trails since 6mo, and loves them. Too bad Highland does not allow dogs off leash, she would be happy to ride up on a chair and rip down with the crew. Great video!
  • 1 0
 Poppy doest the same thing my GSP Hank does, they pass you when they think you are going too slow. Plus the look almost the same.

Bonus pic: www.pinkbike.com/photo/11557477
  • 2 0
 better than a drone... I'm gonna have a dog ;-). should start with a house fisrt
  • 3 0
 Where was this filmed? Killer looking trails.
  • 3 0
 Casey... poppy has just taken your KOM..
  • 1 0
 RideOn, stupendous fun out with your puppy!

Was it me or does the sony cam seem not a crisp as the gopro?
It felt kind of blocky at speed and when shaking.
  • 1 0
 Trail dogs live a sweet life. My old girl has retired to more of a hiking dog these days after hundreds of trail miles chasing bikes. Still loving life.
  • 1 0
 That trail looks like a ton of fun to ride... Different question, though: Anyone else getting these pixels/artifacts in the video, or is that just me?
  • 1 0
 Slow mo dog ears flopping FTW! Wish my mutt pup could hang, but she either wants to bite my rear tire or go off and chase deer and not come back. Ah, well.
  • 1 0
 I need to teach my dog to heel to my rear wheel. He's a Siberian Husky lead dog in a one dog team. Pulls in the bike joring harness like a mofo.
  • 3 2
 damn he's cute. Totaly love the trail dogs. Rides like this should be caled TDA (Trail Dog Adventures) Smile
  • 2 2
 Dude is there an app for that?
  • 2 0
 not sure, but if not, somebody have to make it. Some of the features could make the remote the dog, or the BARK button should be there. Damn, this is totaly Kickstarter project. Smile
  • 3 1
 Welcome to the fittest dog in mountain biking..... Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I take my wifes poodle with us on nearly every trail. The foofy dog can shred
  • 2 0
 What breed of dog is Poppy? Is it a British Pointer?
  • 5 0
 GSP, German Shorthair Pointer Awesome dogs!
  • 3 0
 One of the 'HPR' gun dog breeds (Hunt, Point, Retrieve) that include GSPs, Wiemerarner (spelling??), Viszla etc. As above - awesome dogs.
  • 2 0
 Agreed they are awesome my parents had a Visla, now they have a Blue Wiemeraner, that bitch can run like the energizer rabbit!
  • 2 0
 Weimeraner Wink
  • 2 0
 Thanking you raschaa - we were close! Special points for anyone who can spell Spinoni/Spinone (the Italian HPR brreed)
  • 4 2
 Hey that dog...looks likes a session
  • 2 0
 I miss my dog. My dog can do 360 tail grabs
  • 1 0
 my dog used to be faster, she's (lacey-anne mcgillicutty) 6 yrs old now. not as crazy as she used to be. DOGS RULE!!!!!
  • 1 0
 m.youtube.com/watch?v=5uslwIp48Bw

THE ORGINAL TRAIL DOG IS AMBER!!!


Millions of views!
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/video/376801

The famous Amber and My Dog Megatron ripping up the trails!!!
  • 2 0
 I like dogs more than I like people.
  • 1 0
 Dam, miss my dog every time I throw a leg over for a ride. Best riding partner there ever was!
  • 1 0
 Very nice edit! I love taking my Vizsla on trail rides.
  • 1 0
 My V loves his XC and DH too!
  • 1 1
 haha awesome! time to shoot with the Sony FS700 now... i want to see that dog shredding gnar in all its glory.
  • 1 0
 Great video. Makes me smile. I love the point at 1.35.
  • 2 1
 Yes trail dogs rock! Zero solo rides!!!
  • 2 1
 Love the dog cam, Casey you need to ride faster !!
  • 1 0
 Hahah so good! Dog took some damn sneaky lines!
  • 1 0
 i'm sorry sony, I'd still rather go pro.
  • 1 0
 The next international event should have a trail dog event.....!
  • 1 0
 Fun to watch, creative and well executed edit. All in all very good! Smile
  • 1 0
 Sweet vid, not much better than a good dog! What's the song btw?
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Droid and Poppy cam in the same edit, life is good.
  • 2 1
 Lily's got some competition! www.pinkbike.com/video/363487
  • 1 0
 Sick video!!! Too bad my dog is afraid of bikes...
  • 1 0
 That dog hits those berms nice
  • 6 6
 I wonder why you never see any CAT mountain biking videos.. oh wait... because they suck Smile Haha.
  • 1 0
 I don't have a dog, just 4 cats. But none will chase me on my bike, LOL.
  • 1 0
 Named the video tail gunner and didn't go with Maiden for the music?
  • 1 0
 G challanges Poppy from Swiss trails :-)
vimeo.com/73444915
  • 3 2
 Is that an Enduro dog?
  • 12 0
 Nah... not until it has a flourescent lime green collar for going up the hills, and a thicker orange one for going down.
  • 1 0
 smooth trails all #enduro 'd out
  • 1 1
 That still photo of the backlit scrub for POD. Bigtime. Sweet.
  • 1 0
 Go Dog Go!
  • 2 2
 Taking your trail dog to Redbull Rampage because you're a twisted fucker!
  • 1 2
 Hey Casey, show us your Chestie?! Wink

Seriously though.. what does the chest mount look like with that camera?
  • 1 0
 it doesn't.... on the plus side it doesnt stick out a million miles and get caught in branches when you mount it on your helmet.
  • 1 0
 Really looks like a chest mount at 1:19, mate.
  • 1 0
 man, that has to make for some bouncy footage... wouldn't want to fall on it either. Thanks for the link. I thought it might have been a custom set up.
  • 1 0
 THAT'S a dog!
  • 3 5
 The dog was cool, but the riding was mediocre at best. I'm sure there's better riders with trail dogs, but this vid is garbage.

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