DouDou: Poodle in viral video walking on 2 legs cruel and not cute

Dogs walk on four legs because that is how they are designed; it is not natural for a dog to walk erect on its two hind legs, yet a viral video of the brown poodle named DouDou has been viewed by millions with many Chinese netizens smiling and laughing – commenting how cute it is.

In the latest video, the poodle adorned in a backpack and a cute outfit, momentarily is perceived by the viewer as a happy youngster bouncing down the street, but when the little one turns around – where we expected to see a small child, it’s the face of a dog!

According to the poodle’s owner, Wen,  he continues to insist he never taught the dog to walk on her hind legs, and she was never abused. In fact, he says DouDou prefers to walk on her two legs. It’s rather difficult to believe any dog given four legs, would choose to walk on two, and most animal trainers seesaw on the edge of animal abuse – if not downright cruelty in their training methods.

Perhaps  one the most viewed video of a dog being trained to walk on her back legs shows a little white poodle pushed into a corner standing on her hind legs. Her owner is shown holding a shoe threatening the dog with a beating as the shivering little dog cowers in the corner on her two back legs. Compare forcing a dog to walk on her back legs to similar  training circus animals – think training elephants, forcing tigers to run through hoops of fire, dancing bears on tightropes… can anyone believe these animals want to perform these heinous acts for the sole entertainment of humans?

And if you’re one of the netizens amused by this “entertainment,” at least think about the health of the dog. Their tiny knees are not made to support their weight on two legs. How long will it be before they suffer from arthritis or other medical maladies? Why do humans need to dress dogs like humans and make them act like humans? After all they are dogs, and shouldn’t a dog just be a dog? We have lots of jobs for them; from guarding us, rescuing us and emotionally keeping us safe. Isn’t that enough?

(Photos via freezeshots from YouTube video)

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Is this cute or cruel?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efOKsKkYkmE

13 replies
  1. Angela Corso says:

    My 16-year-old was just talking about this horrible discovery about dogs that walk on their hind legs. They discussed it in school. These dogs are beat if they do not walk on all fours. PLEASE SHARE THIS AS IT’S A HORRIBLE LIFE FOR A DOGA!!!

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  2. pamela bolton says:

    This is sick!!!! This is a DOG, not a child. You are making this dog do things he is not made to do. You sickos get your entertainment someplace else.

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  3. susan says:

    This make me sick!! To make any animal do anything that’s not natural is wrong!!! To beat them into to doing this is just unthinkable!!!! This is not entertainment

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  4. Maria's mom says:

    I fell sick, when I see people abused the animals, it is disgusting , it is hard to believe exist crazy people I wish can lock it in the mental place.

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  5. Dahkota says:

    My dog, a jack Russell, walked on her front legs frequently. No one taught her, no one encouraged her. She also danced around on her front legs occasionally and was never trained to do that either.
    Your supposition that the dog must be abused is rather amusing.
    But it seems everyone nowadays needs to be angry about something… I might advise you all to pick your battles.

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    • audrey says:

      If you have seen videos of these dogs being trained to walk on 2 legs for several minutes you wouldn’t think it was cute.

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  6. linda says:

    Bullshit! I recently saw videos on FB and these dogs are treated badly to be trained to walk on 2 legs. I am aware some breeds will for a very short time, but, when dogs who walk on 2 legs for several seconds or minutes are trained severely by constant reprimands by cornering them and using harsh vocal tones.

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    • audrey says:

      Obviously you haven’t seen the way they train these dogs to walk on 2 legs. They force them in a corner to stay on 2 legs for several minutes preventing the dog to be on 4 legs by using such cruel methods. Wearing the “stupid outfit” is clearly not abuse.

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  7. Linda Patton says:

    This angers me to the extreme! Humans seem to find this amusing and it is NOT! The human needs to be felony charged for abuse and jailed. The innocent dog needs to be rescued and find a home where it will be loved, treated as a dog, walk like a dog, be a companion. Not a show piece to make money off or laughs. People who do this should have the tables turned. They should be made to walk on all fours constantly, let them walk as dogs normally do. See how they’d like it. I’m praying someone saves this poor puppy, that it gets the home it deserves, that the human pays for their selfish wrongdoings, and spends years in prison…

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