The ‘Golden Retriever Egg Challenge’ Is a Messy-But-Adorable Viral Trend
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In a new viral trend dubbed the “Golden Retriever Egg Challenge,” pet owners are testing their dog’s ability to hold an egg in its jaws without cracking it open.
Veterinary technician Carrie DuComb got the idea after reading that Goldens were bred to retrieve hunting game because of their “soft mouths,” hence the challenge.
The above video, which was originally posted to Twitter by DuComb’s niece, went totally viral as it racked up millions of views.
The hashtag “#eggchallenge” began trending as other Golden Retrievers—and a particularly timid Golden Doodle—gave it a try with mixed-and-messy results.
Tried out the Golden Retriever egg challenge with Missy tonight. She was successful and remains a very good girl pic.twitter.com/inRC37V6SN
— Brendan Mulligan (@mullaby) February 6, 2018
— Ally Perleoni (@allyperl) February 6, 2018
Other breeds proved to be egg-cellent participants as well.
Did the Golden Retriever egg challenge with my half-Golden Retriever, half-Border Collie. Apparently, Goldens have very gentle and soft mouths!
He didn’t disappoint ❤️
Yes, he was adamant on taking the egg outside.
Who knows what would’ve happened then… pic.twitter.com/dRv8fZ3QWv
— 🦋juliana c.🦋 (@jewleanna) February 5, 2018
Tried doing the golden retriever egg challenge with Watson…. technically it didn’t break in his mouth so 💁🏼♂️ labs are just as good. pic.twitter.com/XZbktl890C
— Russell Banks (@r_banks5) February 6, 2018
I gave my dog an egg and this what he does with it😂 (inspired by the retriever and the egg vid): pic.twitter.com/5cnbomdcs6
— 💌 (@John_Cortes98) February 6, 2018
We’re still waiting for Tom Hardy to try it with one of his adorable pooches.
h/t: Bro Bible