Tears of Joy As Dog Tries To 'Catch His Ears' in Funny Video

A dog named Hugo has gone viral on social media after his owner shared a video of him trying to catch his own ears, leaving the internet in stitches.

A clip shared by his owner in September on TikTok, under the username lukec9311, shows the Weimaraner lying down on a sofa, trying to bite his long ears, and it comes with a caption that read: "I would say he has learned that these are attached to his head, but... I'd be lying!"

@lukec9311

I would say he has learned that these are attached to his head, but…. Id be lying! 😂 #pup #weimaraner #weimaranersoftiktok #trending #fyp #puppytiktok #ears

♬ original sound - Luke Crooks

In further comments, the poster explained that Hugo also likes to chase his tail a lot, and "you can see the conflict in him when he has to choose what to chase."

Adding that, unfortunately for Hugo, "it's a losing battle," and whenever he gets one [ear] the other one comes into sight and it starts again"

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Weimaraners are very affectionate dogs who have a high level of tolerance and patience with young children.

They are very protective of their family and have a good adaptability level and potential for training. They are also very playful dogs, with the AKC classifying their playfulness level as non-stop.

Their life expectancy is around 10 to 13 years, and while they're very high on energy levels, they are not known for barking excessively.

These long-eared dogs were originally bred to hunt bears and deer and were only converted to house dogs during the second half of the 19th century. Today, the Weimaraner ranks forty-first in popularity in the U.S.

The clip has been viewed over 104,200 times and received over 11,500 likes in less than a month, and the internet can't get enough. One user, thicckshake, said: "I can't count how many times I've watched this."

Lmwx95 commented: "imagine that frustration what a gorgeous boy." And Jana Michelle wrote: "Honestly if my ears were just flapping against my face all day I'd lose my mind too lol."

Another user, Mystic said: "Dad!!! For goodness sake get him a hair scrunchy!!!" And Alba Gu'Brath pointed out: "At least you won't have to buy him toys."

Debbie Murthick commented: "Hahah I've seen tail chasing but never ear catching... cute." And Shona Allee joked: "Your dog is broken... Best way to be!

Toebeansontoast added: "I just hope he never catches one because ouch."

Newsweek reached out to lukec9311 for comment. We could not verify the details of the case.

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A stock image shows a Weimaraner running. A dog named Hugo has left the internet in stitches after his owner shared a video of him trying to catch his long ears. Getty Images