Dog's Hilarious Reaction to Being Beaten up by New Puppy Delights Internet

A senior dog's look of tired acceptance at his young puppy sibling's play-fighting antics has spread delight across the internet.

Briggs, who is a Pit Bull Labrador mix, has been praised on TikTok for showing supreme patience in the face of playful provocation from a tiny pug pup by the name of Gus.

In a video shared online by their owner, posting as goth_pack, Gus can be seen going to town on Briggs, scratching away at the older dog's chest.

Briggs, for his part, does little to intervene, seemingly happy to sit there and let his young canine companion tire themselves out. The hilarious footage can be viewed here.


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Senior dogs like Briggs need routine and consistency in their lives, so the arrival of a younger dog can be disruptive if not handled correctly.

Dr. Jerry Klein, chief veterinary officer of the American Kennel Club, has said there are some simple steps a pet owner can take to ensure the transition to a shared household is a smooth one.

"Focus your attention on your older dog before greeting your younger dog," he wrote.
"Feed your older dog first. Put the leash on your older dog first." Dr. Klein notes: "These small gestures can make a huge difference in the attitude of your older dog."

In the case of Briggs and Gus, the transition has gone very smoothly. Gus has actually grown considerably since this video was filmed and the pair enjoying a happy life together with their owner in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Even so, as the viral video shows, Briggs had to put up with his fair share of punishment during Gus' early weeks and months in the family home.

The pup apparently loved nothing more than giving his pooch companion a good scratch on the chest. Whether Briggs appreciated that or not is unclear, but his expression throughout the clip certainly makes for amusing viewing.

"When you used to be the only dog but your mom decides to get an annoying puppy," the caption reads. Briggs' face is quite a picture, with the older canine wearing a look of quiet resignation across his chops as Gus scratches away.

At one point, he even appears to shoot a glance over at his owner, as if to say: "Can you do something about this?" The hilarity of his apparent reaction was not lost among pet lovers on social media.

Easyeisthegoat thought it was a look that said: "mom help mom" while Chloe Mila imagined him saying: "you're really not going to do anything about this?" Ggveminii, meanwhile, thought he was saying: "look what you brought into this house" with lollok.1 imagining Briggs telling them: "get him before I do."

Others were quick to commend his composure in such trying circumstances. "Such a trooper," Ashley Denise said. Brandie Jones820 was similarly in awe of "the patience" he showed.

FortuneCoochie agreed, writing: "This dog has so much patience though. My dog would've sent this puppy into the 5th dimension" with Kurt33Kurt33Kurt equally impressed: "he's so chill." Maddie Barnes, meanwhile, wondered: "Maybe he's enjoying the belly scratches."

Newsweek has contacted goth_pack for comment.

A dog being chewed by a puppy.
Stock image of a dog being chewed by a puppy - footage of a young pup terrorizing his older sibling is proving laughs aplenty on social media. redstallion/Getty