Home Events & Festivals The Olate Dogs Twitter Facebook Print About The Olate DogsThe Olate Dogs won Season Seven of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics, and humor. Richard, who grew up very poor in South America, got his start at the age of 10 when he rescued and trained his first stray dog and found he had a gift. Within two years, Richard and his dog troupe were supporting his entire family. He began performing in the United States at age 33. Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 opened many doors and Richard and Nicholas, who started working with his father at the age of 6, are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers. The Olate Dogs recently expanded their performance repertoire, starring in a series of short online films promoting shelter adoptions and recording a CD barking the holiday classics called “Olate Dogs Christmas.” The dogs, many of them rescues themselves, are now all pampered members of the family and travel in their own air conditioned, tricked out trailer.