Crufts does the Harlem Shake and goes viral!

A video showing a group of dogs doing the Harlem Shake at Crufts, the world’s most prestigious dog show, has gone viral.

Dog lovers across the country have been enthusiastically watching and sharing the video since it was uploaded to YouTube on Friday (8th March), and video views have now exceeded 27,000.

The Harlem Shake is a video-based internet meme, in which people (and now animals) perform a spontaneous comedic dance to the song ‘Harlem Shake’ by American DJ and producer Baauer.  Many different versions have been created online over the past few weeks, resulting in a hilarious internet phenomenon.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The popularity of the video over the past couple of days just goes to show that our love affair with dogs is still very much alive.

“So many viewers of the video have commented that it is the funniest version of the Harlem Shake they have seen so far, which we would definitely have to agree with.

"Videos of animals, and ones which have the ‘aww’ factor, are always the most popular on YouTube and other video sharing platforms, so the dogs of Crufts – a huge celebration of all things canine – couldn’t miss the opportunity to get in on the action!”

The video can be viewed at or by searching ‘Dog show does Harlem Shake!’ on YouTube.

10th March 2013