Over the last few days, a video of a dog dancing Merengue has been spreading like wildfire on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the social web. This dog does a better Merengue than I do, for sure, and she appears to be content with performing, her tail wagging all the while. Too many people upload cruel videos to YouTube, in which they force their dogs to dance or pass off a sick or hurt dog as a “dancing dog”, so we decided to put together a collection of 10 dancing dogs with real talent. These ten dogs know how to move and love to perform. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
Dancing Merengue Dog
The Dancing Merengue Dog clip made its debut on YouTube just three days ago and already has over 400,000 views! Have you seen it yet? If not, watch below.
Carolyn Scott & Rookie
Carolyn Scott and her dog Rookie were the original YouTube dancing dog stars. Their dance routine, choreographed to ‘You’re The One That I Want’ from Grease, has been viewed over 6 million times. It’s definitely one of the most impressive doggy dance routines I’ve ever seen!
Tina and Chandi – Britain’s Got Talent 2010
When Tina and her rescue dog Chandi performed on Britain’s got Talent they blew the judges and audience away. The video has also blown YouTube audiences away, with over 2.3 million views since it was uploaded in mid-April of this year. Embedding for this video has been disabled, but you can click here to view it on YouTube.
Kate and Gin the dancing dog – Britains got talent 2008
Tina and Chandi aren’t the only human-dog dancing duo that achieved a name for themselves on Britain’s Got Talent. In 2008, Kate and Gin’s James Bond dance routine put dancing dogs on the map as well. This video only has 558,000 YouTube views, but it’s still pretty impressive.
Sparky the Dancing Dog
Sparky doesn’t boast the same exciting choreographed moves as some of the other dogs on our list, but he’s still pretty talented in the dance department. Also, the production value of this video is fantastic. I’d like to book some lessons for my dog with whoever taught Sparky his moves!
Big Dog Dancing Great Dane – Canine Freestyle
I don’t know about you, but when I think of dancing dogs I generally imaging smaller dogs and would never expect a big dog like a Great Dane to get up and start doing the cha-cha. The following video proves that dancing isn’t just for frou-frou dogs.
Dog Dancing Show
Now this video is just strange. I don’t know if this dog is dancing or running for his life, as his owner chases him around with a knife and a Scream mask. But the dog had me with his backwards walking, leaping, crawling and rolling.
Charlie Chaplin dog dance
Watching these videos makes me wonder whether these dog owners have lives outside of training and dancing with their dogs. This Charlie Chaplin routine looks like it took a lot of work and practice!
Britains got talent – line dancing dogs
Here’s another Britain’s Got Talent dancing dog video for you. Aside from the dog who just sits on the ground the entire time and the dog that goes running across the stage instead of dancing, these dogs are…well…maybe a little impressive? I like what Simon Cowell has to say about them: “Girls, reality check! The choreography was hideous; the costumes didn’t work; you’ve got a major problem with three of your dogs; I think we need a little bit of work with the choreography, but there is potential.” Simon gave the line dancing dogs a “yes.”
Pepper Dancing to Achy Breaky Heart
And here’s Pepper the dancing dog and her owner Sandra Davis to dance us out with Achy Breaky Heart. Enjoy!