Cute Overload :D
Now, with 600 percent MORE POODLES!
Pomeranrian-Cong via my other favorite site, DListed :)
fluffy butter balls
just got lost on the kitten blog and came back to find this!!!! :)
Wish I’d had this at my wedding reception.
Oh, the things doggies do to please their humans!
me too… that was a cute site!
Another WTF moment brought to you by the interwebs. :)
The Poms are adorable, now if we could only get those adorable Poms in the conga line to do the bunny hop…
I have got to hire these guys for my niece’s b-day party!
Dogs really seem to be upping their dancing talent — is this an evolutionary thing you suppose?
What.. is even going on right now..
I love the pom one (I have a pom!) up until the point where the guy grabs the dog by its neck and picks it up for a few seconds. I wonder how they trained them to walk like this!
what a world.
the conga line is awesome but more amazing is a dog is peddling and steering a bicycle!!
…Or the fox trot…
And are they speaking Japanese in the background? OF COURSE THEY ARE. I, for one, welcome our new cute overlords.
It’s Mandarin Chinese they’re speaking.
Do you think the dog is okay that’s being picked up? I can’t tell if he has him just by the arm or neck. But i love the video otherwise…just want them safe :)
Am I the only one who thinks this is kind of silly and cruel? Poms are cute enough without being paraded around in a conga line…
It’s not embarrassing enough that they give those poodles that haircut but they make them Conga too?! Poor puppies! :)
Cute Overload runs out of cute.. resorts to trained Pomeranians.
They’re not tucked into a bra, though! so yay.
Yes! Egg-zackly what I was thinking!
Sor, I don’t care for this. Nope.
A little known Buzby Barkly routine.
I looked to see if his paws were strapped in and he was being pulled…nope!
Is it just me or is the guy kinda creepy?
I’ve never seen a dog pedal a bike. Color me very impressed.
And color me a pile of goo from the poms!
I thought his name was Fuzzby Barkly?
Did anyone check out the slow loris with his leetle umbrelly on that first post? Squeeeeeee…..
I’ve seen that and I’m totally smitten. *thud*
Yes…but can he ride the bike WITHOUT STABILIZERS???
No, you’re not, Imogen, but I was scared to say anything because such objections usually elicit (often rather smugly expressed) charges of “nuffing” and pretenses that people are going to get popcorn and sit back to watch the commentroversy. I would just ask people to remember that any time you see animals performing some unnatural behavior for the entertainment of humans, you should stop and think about what kind of training it might have taken to produce that behavior. Yes, animals often do things to please humans, but that doesn’t mean they enjoy it themselves. And the more unnatural the behavior (riding a bike and walking on hind legs), the more I suspect coercion, at the least, was involved.
I bet my boxer would ride a trike. Of course she would just use it to terrorize the neighborhood, so I better not get her one. I love that the poodles give the impression that the conga line was *their* idea.
Boxer on a trike, comin’ through!!! Wonderful mental image.
Big deal–wake me up when they take off the training wheels!
you guys should work for the nuffington post!
because so many comments like yours land in moderation and get deleted without explanation, here are a few questions you might ponder regarding ALL the domestic and companion animals we love, not just the ones in this video:
is it “natural” for a dog to assist with search and rescue operations?
is it “natural” for dogs to go through extensive training so that blind (and other disabled) people can live better lives?
is it “natural” for dogs to have names and respond when they’re called?
we’re not looking at dancing elephants and bears here.
and if you think dogs can’t walk around on their hind legs, you haven’t left one alone with a pot roast on the kitchen table.
p.s. there are plenty of places where commentroversy on this topic is welcome!
Nice. Thanks. But you’re obfuscating. You seized upon the word “natural” and ignored my point about the kind of training that people who make a profit from animals generally engage in. Use some common sense. And maybe think about why you get so angry over someone standing up for the right of an animal not to be paraded around and laughed at for profit.
Sharpy isn’t “obfuscating” or “so angry”. But she did provide a link to go to for anyone who might be!
One of my most favorite movies EVER!! Thank you T!
No boxer on a trike but how about a briard on a scooter!
Japanese dalmation pedalling action! Check out how he puts paw to pedal and bum on seat!
okay, wait a second. i’m not mad. i’m doing my job.
you can stand up for animals all you like. you just can’t do it here and in the manner you chose. i objected to your choice of venue and your interpretation of facts. in fact, i elected to approve your comment, just so that we could have a constructive dialogue about why “nuffing” is considered “nuffing.” i delete comments like yours all the time and thought i’d give you the benefit of a discussion about why we don’t encourage debates such as this.
i seize on the concept of natural behaviour in dogs. your point was that the training in this video was cruel, unnatural and for profit and at the expense of the animals’ dignity. i saw no evidence of that. when you use a parental tone like “use some common sense” and “think about why you get so angry,” the discussion doesn’t get us the happy place we try to cultivate here on cuteoverload.
if we can’t find common ground here, i guess i’ll go back to deleting comments with no explanation.
Well, when one dog was removed from the line (rather obnoxiously, I think, because he was lifted by one leg!), he raced to get back into the line as soon as he was released. Seems to me he was in that line for his own reasons, not for the humans’ reasons.
only in the sense, that humans give ’em lotsa rewards when they do what we selfishly want in the way of performance!!!
that IS a phenomenal, great film
B. Stanwyck FTW!!!!!! She had ALL THEM geeks ready to rob a bank for her in that film — and had me, cheerin’ them on!!!!
By the front leg—and in a way that could easily damage that fragile part of the leg! I was horrified to see him pick the poor pup up that way.
that’s great! i could have done without the arse-planting bit ;)
that gave me a start, too :( but then he was set down gently and thought maybe it wasn’t so bad…?
Ha ha!!! Congaranians!!! tee hee!!!
Why can’t there be Pomeranian and/or Poodle conga lines in my neighborhood? WHY???!!!
For those of you who were upset by the video(s): Dogs will naturally form conga lines when they are placed one behind the other like that – especially Poodles and Pomeranians. It’s true, I wouldn’t lie.
i find this vaguely unsettling. i’m comforted by the thought that my dog still relies on me for wheeled forms of transportation…..for now……
Pom-pom-pom-pom-pom – hey!
Pom-pom-pom-pom-pom – hey!
[joins pom-ga line]
Ist du einer used car salesman or saleswoman???
“Would I lie to you?” ;)
cool info to be able to id that!!!!
(stage announcer/ emcee voice)
And now, the gal who REALLY knew how to wear BLING (with bananas):
(in a clip which results when I type “Carmen Miranda” and “Conga” in, on Youtube.
I DO NOT claim truthiness in re. whether this is in fact a Conga vs a Samba vs — Craig Ferguson’s bit here — the “TuttiFrutti”!!!!!!)
I know there are plenty of responsible trainers who have dogs that enjoy doing tricks and live great lives as performers. I just can’t help but get an awful feeling in my stomach watching this video- it reminds me of monkeys or bears dressed up and forced to ‘dance’ so someone can get money. I am in no way accusing this man of being an abusive owner, that is just the first place my mind goes.
something creepy about these 2 vids….nuff nuff
The Chinese can be very helpful when you need someone to mercilessly condition an animal to do cute tricks. They don’t really have animal well-fare laws over there so it’s all good.
(this will probably get deleted)
(sorry about being so negative today – I don’t come to cuteoverload to complain but I must disagree about the cuteness of the dog videos and the loris one is absolutely criminal. Please don’t remove this)
*geek snerk* (pushing glasses up on nose)
why do i feel like i’m at a wedding where the ex’es are fighting and the band just keeps playing louder? ;)
The dog on the tricycle looked just like the Merengue dog.
serious lack of privacy seating..and neutering!
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