Move over, Grumpy Cat. There's a new sheriff in town, only
this time, it's a grumpy dog.
Earl the grumpy puppy is the newest face in the world of
famous pets, and boy, what a face! The second-generation puggle is constantly
frowning because of his underbite and wrinkles. His parents were both mixed
breeds, resulting in the 5-month-old, adorable Earl.
"He has had the grumpy expression from day one. The vet
said he's as healthy as any other puppy. He just looks grumpy because of his
underbite, wrinkles and dark complexion," Derek Bloomfield, Earl's owner, told
In Earl's case, his appearance is exceptionally deceiving.
The puggle is a total sweetheart who loves to cuddle with Bloomfield and his
is the most relaxed, content puppy either one of us has ever seen. Whenever he
wants something, he'll calmly sit down and stare at us until we ask him the
right question. Then he wags his tail in approval," Bloomfield told the
posted a picture of the frowning pooch on Reddit, and the image quickly went
viral with more than two million views.
both surprised at how quickly he went viral. The first night we were both
checking the Reddit and Imgur links constantly, just to see everyone's reactions,"
Bloomfield told the Mirror. "We especially enjoyed the
various comparisons between Earl and well known people as well as the different
memes that were created."