5-year-old dachshund Harley (AKA Harlso the Balancing Hound) is an internet sensation thanks to his amazing balancing act. With more than 50 million views (!) on his social media pages, it seems like there’s nothing this adorable pooch can’t balance on his head.
“He loves balancing,” assure his owners in an interview with BBC News. “Some people message saying that he looks sad… but that’s just his face! Its how they look! He loves it.” According to his humans, “Its all a bit of fun, but if any of the readers want to suggest something, he’ll give anything a go.”
Some of his viral photos include him balancing rubber ducks, a pile of donuts, and a hotdog. But it all started with a toy chicken. “My talent was unearthed by chance that night,” reads a blog post on Harley’s website. “I made dad throw my favorite toy chicken 34628193 times until he could throw no more. (1-0 Harlso). He thought it would be funny to balance it on my head… little did he know, I’ve a head flatter than his jokes. Sometimes he uses them to caption my posts… DAD JOKES… how embarrassing.”
Indeed, Harley’s owners say he has the perfect, flattest head. “He can’t do any normal tricks, sit or anything. Balancing things on his head is the only thing he can do.” Good boy Harley!