my aunt read online that a golden retriever's mouth is so gentle they can hold an egg in their mouth without cracking it so she tried it on her dog and well pic.twitter.com/6SDyUI3v4j
— elizabeth gillies fan account (@Iaurdreyfuss) February 4, 2018
When Carrie DuComb, a licensed veterinary technician, read that Golden Retrievers could hold an egg in their mouths without breaking it because they have such gentle jaws, she did what we all would have done if we had a Golden Retriever just lying around: she got an uncooked egg and tested the theory on their dog, Sookie.
Not only did their pooch pass the test, but it also took a good amount of coaxing to get Sookie to spit it out, which she did after a solid minute of it between her sharp teeth without a single crack.
The video, which her niece posted to Twitter, quickly went viral, racking up nearly 10 million views. As to be expected, it led to eager dog owners trying to get their pets to follow suit . . . to mixed results. Not only were Golden Retrievers across the nation tasked with sucking on an egg for their owner's amusement, but all kinds of dog breeds participated in what quickly became one of the funniest dog trick fails yet.
The whole golden retriever holding an egg thing...MINE ATE IT pic.twitter.com/TFDrb74esp
— Erica Chanaud (@erica_chanaud) February 5, 2018
My parents did the egg challenge with my Golden Retriever today and here were the results 😂 pic.twitter.com/eLcv4xZht9
— Conner Newton (@NewtonConner) February 4, 2018
Don't try the golden retriever challenge with a Shepard 😂🤦🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/6OC2AwSaXN
— Lyndsay reeves (@ReevesLyndsay) February 5, 2018
I tried to test the theory of a golden retriever's mouth being so gentle that they won't even crack an egg but my golden doodle is scared of the egg.... pic.twitter.com/qKzn2eEzL3
— Allison Lockhart (@A_Lock1) February 5, 2018
Here's my pit doing the golden retriever egg challenge and then stealing the egg. pic.twitter.com/lfvgS0j5Zv
— Michele🐾 (@MishMarchitto) February 6, 2018
we tried to see if our corgi could hold an egg like the golden retriever and his mouth was too small lmao pic.twitter.com/WGc9KLfajn
— maria (@koopakoot) February 5, 2018
Although we can't condone taking part in the challenge — some vets have spoken out that the egg can be a choking hazard to some dogs and, because salmonella can be present on both the inside and outside of an egg, there's a risk of the dog getting sick — these videos hilariously prove that even the most obedient of pets won't always play our little internet games.