Internet in Hysterics at Dachshund Stuck in Blanket: 'Rescue Mission'

Miniature dachshunds are adorable and curious little canines that often provide the internet with hours of entertainment.

In this case, a three-year-old dog named Barry has racked up 1.2 million views on TikTok after finding a small hole in a blanket and getting stuck.

The video captioned: "Rescue mission on a Sunday morning… When your dog manages to get himself stuck in a blanket" was posted on February 6.

At one point during the clip, it looks like Barry is wearing a DIY Halloween costume. He can be seen peering through a hole in the blanket that could be compared to a ghost costume frequently made with a bed sheet.

 Katie Jackson Dog
A video of Barry, three, has been a hit online. Katie Jackson

His owner, who uses the handle @xkatieelouisee, can be heard laughing uncontrollably as someone else attempts to get him out.

Speaking to Newsweek, Katie Jackson, said: "We adopted Barry when he was two years old, so have only had him for a short while, but every day he makes us laugh.

"He's very stubborn (as are all dachshunds) but most of all he's very loving, affectionate and never leaves our sides.

"In the video, we posted we had just woken up and noticed that Barry was on the floor in his blanket, he was moving around for a few minutes before we realized he'd managed to get himself through the tiniest hole in his blanket, and get himself stuck inside.

"I think most people found it funny because of Barry's reaction, he just wasn't phased whatsoever, and was just waiting for us to 'rescue him.' In the end, we ended up ripping a small hole so he could squeeze himself out, we still don't know how he managed to get through such a small hole!"

The American Kennel Club states that miniature dachshunds weigh no more than 11 pounds. The little dogs are also only five to six inches tall, so it's not surprising to see Barry had wiggled his way into a small hole.

While this comical clip has tickled many TikTok users, blankets can pose a risk to pets.

PetMD has dedicated an article to blanket safety for pets in which dog owners are urged to use common sense when wrapping their furry friends up.

The article stresses that suffocation "isn't likely to occur" but it is possible, as tragically highlighted by one TikTok user.

She said: "[The video is] so funny but also please be careful, my work pal came home to her Frenchie dead inside a twisted blanket, it had panicked and suffocated."

There is also the risk of an allergic reaction as a dog may have sensitive skin that doesn't agree with your laundry detergent.

Fortunately, no dachshunds were harmed during the making of the viral clip. According to many TikTok users it seems this sort of behavior appears to be the "norm" for dachshunds.

One comment that received over 3,000 likes said: "As soon as I saw this I knew it was a dachshund."

Another agreed: "I just knew this was going to be a sausage dog."

"It's the dog standing completely still that kills me. Like he is telling himself the humans have got this, just relax and stay still," commented one person.

"My dachshund climbs under the covers to the bottom of the bed while I'm sleeping so I just knew what dog this was. They seek out suffocation I swear," said another.

Update 09/02/22, 04:10 a.m. ET: This article was updated with comments from Katie and original content.

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