WINNERS OF AMERICA’S GOT TALENT Richard Olate grew up in a very poor family of 22 children in Chile, South America. He put together a routine and, with his mother’s help, booked his act at schools and small circuses. They worked hard creating a very unique dog act. They premiered in the United States in 1989. Olate has appeared with his dogs in television shows, commercials, and been in a movie, as well as stage, nightclub and circus performances.