Boston Terrier pup flips over into food bowl

Pretty adorable. His little head is so large, it causes him to lose balance and flip right over into his food dish. Awwww. [Video Link]


  1. It should be obvious to this puppy that his head is acting as a lever to the fulcrum of his front legs, and the mass of his head is too great to overcome the additional length offered by his hind quarters.  

    I mean, has this puppy been taught nothing?  

    I think this reflects quite poorly on the state of canine education in the United States.

  2. It’s not a heavy-head-on-one-end-of-a-fulcrum effect. From the shoulders up, puppy’s posture is pretty normal, even while the lower back starts hyperextending. Muscle hypertonicity: Also seen with Bichon-Frise, and may be similar to the genetic tendency for episodic falling seen in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a breed burdened with reconciling its pompous name with funny videos of ridiculous falls.

  3. Really?  To me, this video is just sad.  It seems inhumane to breed animals whose heads are so disproportionately big that natural birth is risky at best.  (Apparently it causes problems when eating, too.)  If you need an experienced veterinary surgeon just for whelping pups, that might be a sign that the breed standard needs to be adjusted.

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