A stubborn dog refusing to continue his walk left Internet users in suspense.
Hilarious footage shared on social media showed a reluctant Chow Chow abandoning his walk and lying on the ground in New York’s Central Park.
The fun clip then shows the dog’s owner desperately trying to inspire the dog to walk by dragging him through the park using his leash.
Sharing the video on Facebook, viewer Beth Chase, who lives in Falmouth, England, wrote: “Fluffy doggo didn’t feel like walking around.”
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Chow Chows are a willful and stubborn breed, which is less eager to please its owners than other dogs, describing them as “cat-like” in their “aloofness and independence “.
Possibly among the oldest breeds in the world, the Chow Chow has been depicted in artifacts from the Han dynasty in China (circa 206 BC), but evidence suggests the breed can date back much further.
Chows are believed to have originated from the Norwegian Elkhound and the Pomeranian. They were first exhibited in America in the 1890s and admitted to the AKC in 1903.
Although they were bred as working dogs, the breed is adaptable and enjoys a relaxed lifestyle without requiring a lot of exercise.
Talk to Newsweek Previously, Dr. José Arce, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), said that while there are certainly physical and behavioral characteristics associated with different breeds, “it all depends on the characteristics of each dog, such as its age” . , health, socialization and past experiences.”
“When it comes to dog training and canine behavior in general, I think it’s important to focus on the individual and not assume what that dog can or can’t do based on his race.”
The clip, which can be seen at the start of this article and also here, received a whopping 2,100 likes and hundreds of comments from users sharing similar stories of their stubborn pooches.
“I just brought home a golden retriever/chow mix and it’s painfully accurate. It took me 30 minutes to get him into the car from the shelter,” one user wrote.
Another said: “Yeah my fat chow made me carry her for a mile because she wouldn’t go back to the car.”
“My chow does that too. When he’s done, he’s done. In his head, he’d rather be dragged than take another step. I end up throwing him over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes and bring it home.” wrote a third.
“Typical Chow Chow. Once they get tired, they shouldn’t move a muscle,” said a fourth.