The ‘Golden Retriever Egg Challenge’ Is a Messy-But-Adorable Viral Trend

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Golden Retriever Egg Challenge
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While knucklehead humans are foolishly munching on Tide Pods, much smarter canines are putting something safer in their mouths. 

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.

Other breeds proved to be egg-cellent participants as well.

We’re still waiting for Tom Hardy to try it with one of his adorable pooches.  

h/t: Bro Bible