Dog hunts wolf (video)


40 Responses to “Dog hunts wolf (video)”

  1. bklynchris says:

    Big smiles.  That “Grasshopper do not leave a mark on the rice paper creep” was awesome.

  2. awjt says:

    Ahhhhhh, SUUUUUUUUUUCH A RELIEF. Thank you for this.

  3. triscuit says:

    Fantastic concentration and determination!  I wonder if he was thinking “Shhh- you’re going to blow our cover… can’t you see I’m working here!?”

  4. jaytkay says:

    Ha! I have a German Shorthaired Pointer friend that looks and  acts exactly like that!

    I take him to the park for hoping for some vigorous exercise to tire him out, but if there are birds around he stalks them and takes about 10 minutes to cover 50 yards.

    • guitarchitect says:

      that’s because he’s a POINTER!!! they were bred to point out game – basically, your dog is probably thinking “he’s right there… go on, shoot… not shooting? OK… I’ll go closer… go on – shoot. come ON, why aren’t you shooting! fine, i’ll take a few more steps so you know which one I’m pointing at. There. shoot! come on! what are you waiting for! I have to keep going? fine….”

  5. cjporkchop says:

    The end music is perfect.

  6. foobar says:


  7. semiotix says:

    Here’s a rough transcript of what the dog was saying at the end.


  8. Stefan Jones says:

    What’s with the wolf statue? Maybe it is really a coyote statue, used to lure the little guys into the open to get shot? (I’ve seen those for sale.)

    • paulj says:

       Most likely it’s there to scare off geese, though having a real dog trained to do it may be more effective.

      • Ipo says:

         Ha, funny!  Your and Stefan Jones’ comments weren’t loaded yet when I made my superfluous comment. 
        Decoy really is a misnomer here as it is supposed to coy, make shy. 

  9. Ipo says:

    That coyote decoy is not a wolf. 
    I guess they have a goose-problem there. 
    Not while the German Shorthaired Pointer is around. 
    They love birds. 

  10. chgoliz says:

    Rasta?  With that coat?  Someone has a wicked sense of humor.

  11. Two things about Vislas.  They are the ONLY dog  withOut an odor.

    They are “sight dogs”.  Great eyesight; when they see there prey, it is basically over for the prey.  Great eyesight, slow, patient stalk, they don’t have a “smell” to give them away, great bursts of speed, and most(?) importantly, Great stamina.

  12. Lilah says:

    Probably just gave up the game after the human took all the fun out of it, trampling all around trying to get a better shot.

    • Guest says:

      I’d be all creeping up on it just inside my dog’s peripheral vision. Let him know he’s better at something than the old man. Go Team!

  13. Sara Clarke says:

    All the way through, I was thinking the owner was terrible, for not calling his dog away from danger….

  14. HubrisSonic says:

    Are you out of the woods?

  15. Preston Sturges says:

    I thought this was going to end doggie style

  16. Two Wolves says:

    Shows how hard wired mammals are.  Brain stem blood ware.

  17. RJ says:

    Thanks, I needed that laugh. He was so purely happy there at the end. YAY BALL! WHEEEEEEE!

  18. eldritch says:

    Pretty typical pointer behavior, but I suppose not everyone is familiar with sporting breeds and their expected qualities.

    • BonzoDog1 says:

      Definitely! I had an English pointer when I was growing up that would stalk birds, creep forward and finally point after a 20-minute approach. It was all genetically delivered instinct behavior because “Morgan” was never trained.
      He was never successful, so I guess his prey also had developed a successful survival technique of freezing and fleeing — both fright and flight works if you time it right.
      Of course a human with a shotgun throws a monkey wrench into the prey’s strategy.

  19. gedsudski says:

    That dog was SO frickin excited it didn’t have to battle a wolf!

  20. John Maple says:

    Such a good dog!

  21. Anyone else think the dog just had an adventure in the Uncanny Valley?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I’m not sure that a species that will hump anything that can’t move can really be said to experience the Uncanny Valley Effect.

      •  I think it’s a girl dog. And her reaction was similar to how my cat reacted to a clay model of a pig at my neighbor’s front door. This is an animal, but it does not move or react. I am disturbed by this and have to check it out. Funny thing is my cat did the high sniff and low sniffing with the full flehmen reaction. I guess this video proves  vizslas really are sight hounds as there was no sniffing until she was right next to the decoy.

        I really think this dog was having an Uncanny Valley experience, and once she figured that out,  all she wanted to do was play with the tennis ball.

        • Editz says:

          I once heard a story about a neighborhood Doberman that crept up on a concrete statue of a deer.  Once the dog figured out he’d been had, it proceeded to pee on the statue.

  22. Petzl says:

    This didn’t confuse just the dog:

  23. Preston Sturges says:

    His executed the stalking subroutine, but the anal gland sniff function returned a null value, so he defaulted to ball chasing. 

  24. legotech says:

    He’s all like “nope I wasn’t hunting a statue, I was after the ball all along! Really, who would fall for hunting a statue, it was the ball!”

  25. snagglepuss says:

    I think that this why we love dogs. Lethal predatory and protective instincts, wedded to utter joy and the goofiness of a complete loon. We see so much of ourselves in them.

  26. tomrigid says:

    That is not a wolf; it is a decoy. I am a professional decoy designer–I can tell you for a fact that is no wolf.

    Also, I seriously doubt that Viszla is a practicing Rasta.

  27. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    If the statue was real and moved, would the dog still go after the ball? 

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