Watch Moment 8 Dachshunds Wake Up For ‘Morning Run’ In Viral Clip
A video of a woman taking her eight dachshund dogs for a run has gone viral on TikTok, where it garnered 14.5 million views.
The the clip begins with a message superimposed on it that said “GRWM [get ready with me] for a morning run with 8 weeks [dachshunds]”, because the dogs seem to be comfortable under a blanket in bed.
The video, which shows the dachshunds later running alongside the woman through patches of green fields, was shared with a caption that read, “Gotta keep these hot dogs in shape. [half smile face emoji] #fyp #fy #foryou #dog #dachshund.”
The American Kennel Club (AKC), the world’s largest registry of purebred dogs, explains that Dachshunds are not designed to run, jump, or swim vigorously. “But otherwise, these tireless dogs are ready for anything.”
These “smart and alert” dogs with “a big dog’s bark” make excellent watchdogs. “Brought to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they can be brave to the point of recklessness and a little stubborn,” the AKC states.
Exercise is essential for dogs to stay healthy, but “inappropriate training can do more harm than good,” veterinarians Dr Malcolm Weir and Dr Lynn Buzhardt wrote in an article for VCA, one of the largest animal hospital chains in North America.
Veterinarians have said it’s important to assess your dog’s physical qualities before running him with you.
“Is he in good physical shape? Does he have legs long enough to keep up with you (think Golden Retriever versus Dachshund)? Does he have a long nose that makes breathing easier, or a short nose that can cause breathing difficulties (think Collie vs. Use common sense to determine if your dog will be a good running partner,” Weir and Buzhardt said.
Your dog’s age will also need to be considered, as some dogs may be too young or too old to go for a run due to the condition of their joints.
“Regardless of age, have your dog checked out by a veterinarian who can provide a safe exercise program,” Weir and Buzhardt advised.
The dachshunds in the latest viral post were seen being loaded into a ‘sausage cart’ car before later trailing behind the woman as she climbed a dirt hill.
A message superimposed on the video read: “Small legs…but still fast.” Another read: “They sometimes fight to race each other.”
Another post read ‘Sometimes… some get out of the way’, as one dog is seen trying to catch up to the others, while the others are later seen getting water and poo breaks in between races.
Several TikTok users raved about the latest viral video.
In a comment that got 29,700 likes, user vous slayer said: “[T]he looks like happiness in fact.”
Some users have expressed their fear of losing one of the dogs during a race.
In a comment that got 21,900 likes, Maya Jackson said “Imagine looking back to find one is missing,” to which the original poster replied, “My OCD [obsessive compulsive disorder] will count them every 30 seconds [crying laughing emoji].”
Lia Dekker said “This is hilarious. It almost makes me want to get up and run…almost…” in a comment that got 1,301 likes.
Tara Laferrara – Fitness Coach said: “It made me so happy.” The TikTok Workouts & Fit Tips account wrote “[…]I swear it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and put the BIGGEST smile on my face.”
Newsweek contacted the original poster for comment. The latest viral video has not been independently verified.
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