A Facebook video showing a cute Jack Russell going ‘off course’ during an agility competition at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts, has racked up more than a million views in under 24 hours.
Olly the rescue Jack Russell was competing with his owner in the rescue dog agility competition in the main arena at Crufts yesterday (Friday 10th March) when he decided to tackle the course in his own way.
Agility courses involve the dogs running a series of jumps, weaves, seesaws, A-frames and tunnels. They must run the course in a specific order, directed by their owner. Olly however wanted to tackle the course in a different way and was caught on camera running around as he wanted.
Caroline Kisko, Crufts spokesperson, said: “Olly wanted to do things his own way and it’s clear he was having the time of his life. In the video you can see his owner laughing as he whizzes round the course and even the commentator got the giggles, which is exactly the reaction we imagine was shared by the two hundred thousand plus people who have watched the video since yesterday.
“Olly is a rescue dog that was rehomed by Blue Cross rescue charity so it is lovely to see that he’s now having such a fun time with his new owner.”
Crufts is held at the NEC in Birmingham and runs until Sunday 12th March.
UPDATE: The video has received over three million views!
Watch it now.