My name is Bocker. I am a labradoodle. My father, Bailey, was an apricot standard poodle and my mom, Missy, was a Black Lab. I was born July 11, 2003 at Doodlesville, where my life started out in loving hands. Since seven weeks of age I have lived with my wonderful family in New York and have grown so fast and now I am a big boy, but still oh so cute and yes, I do get over on my looks.
Oh, why the name, Bocker…..well, my mom grew up being a fan of the New York Knicks (Knickerbockers) basketball team – so Knicki was here already, so when I came along, it just had to be BOCKER. Humans?!
I made it through my early puppy years of cold winters, training classes, doggie day care, grooming, a few scoldings and lots of fun. I really miss my “sister” Knicki, who being a cat, never was really glad to have me around. Because of Knicki, everyone who knows me, knows that Bocker LOVES cats. I just can’t understand why my love isn’t always returned so willingly. My life has been a journey of exciting and fun things.
I started my career at a very young age. I have worked as a model for print ads and television commercials; Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren Polo, Barneys NY, Chase Bank, Citizen Bank, Target, Optimum Online, Getty Images, GQ magazine, Avanti Greeting Cards, AT&T to name a few.
I’ve worked in movies, short films and webisodes too! I filmed Men In Black 3, Eat Pray Love, and War of the Wolds and worked on an HBO pilot. I had fun with Joy Behar on The View and was proud to represent Labradoodles on Animal Planet’s DOGS 101. I have even played a girl on a few occasions and starred in a segment of Lorenzo Borghese’s America’s Next Top Dog webisode as Caramel Barkshaw. I’ve been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles even in Sweden and Thailand! I even have my own flavor of gelato (ice cream), Bocker’s Labradoodlicious Swirl.
My theme song and plush puppies are a hit with my favorite people, children!!! Which brings me to another and now the most important part of my life, my Therapy work. I love reading with the kids in my role as Tail Wagging Tutor and just seeing them smile and hearing them laugh. I am a very lucky doodle and because of that my bark can be heard. So I am honored to be the voice of my furry friends in need and work very hard to lend a helping paw.I’ve been told that my story has a lot of legs and now with the release of my book, Chasing Bocker’s Tale, my story has been told. What makes me happiest..making people smile.