Dog Dressed Up like Tommy Shelby from 'Peaky Blinders' in Adorable Video

Peaky Blinders may have ended its run on the small screen but one creative dog owner is channeling the spirit of Cillian Murphy's character Tommy Shelby through his four-legged friend.

The hit crime drama concluded after six seasons in April of this year and while a spinoff film is reportedly in the works it would appear some fans are still pining for the show.

They include Colombian Freddy Hurtado, who recently took to TikTok to highlight the lengths he is willing to go to recapture some of that Peaky Blinders magic by dressing up his dog, Vikingo, as the show's central protagonist.

His efforts have proven a hit online, with the video, which can be watched here, racking up over 5 million views. It's not difficult to see why.

An increasing number of dog owners are seeking out costumes for their canines, with a survey by dogsitting service Rover finding that 66 percent were planning to dress their four-legged friend up for Halloween in 2021.

But buying an outfit for a dog runs deeper than that for some. A study by the Basque Country University in Spain found that many pet owners who purchase fashion items for their dog see the animal as almost human.

Researchers reached that conclusion after quizzing 326 dog owners on how much they agreed with statements like "I like celebrating my pet's birthday" and "my pet understands everything I say."

The dog owners were then asked how likely they were to buy fashion clothing for their pet over the next two months. What they found was that the owners who had a closer sense of attachment to their pet and viewed them as nearly human were more likely to buy dog clothes.

Hurtado's dog Vikingo is about as close to human-looking as a canine is ever going to get in the viral video, which sees him transform from an ordinary American bulldog, to a bona fide member of the Peaky Blinders, the gang that features on the show.

This dog looks the real deal decked out in a waistcoat with a bow tie, flat cap and some sunglasses. Hurtado even has Vikingo pose alongside a bottle of whiskey with a roll of bills and a mock cigarette placed in his mouth for added effect.

His owner's efforts have not been in vain, with fans flocking to praise the clip and hail Vikingo as the second coming of Tommy Shelby. Bryancaniz295 dubbed him "Vikingo Shelby" with Samir Will declaring simply: "Tommy."

Katherine_Olivares123 went further, writing: "He is more handsome than Tommy Shelby himself." Edson Mancera commented: "I love you Puppy Shelby." Nam Gonzalez said: "that puppy is precious." Alfredo Villagomez, meanwhile, was unable to resist quoting the show's most iconic line, writing: "By order of the Peaky Blinders."

Newsweek has contacted Hurtado for comment.

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Cillian Murphy in 'Peaky Blinders.'
Cillian Murphy in "Peaky Blinders." A dog has been decked out in the full Tommy Shelby attire and the internet is here for it. BBC