Rudy the bulldog didn’t win the agility competition at Westminster this weekend but he sure won the Internet after the stout dog showed fierce determination and unexpected speed.
A border collie named Verb won the agility contest at 32.05 seconds.
But Rudy came in second and finished at 46.63 seconds (officially 51.63 seconds after receiving a fault).
Despite the loss, he won applause. Sometimes low expectations can make anyone a star.
As the announcer at the show said:
Nobody expected this from a bulldog tonight.”
From #Westminster Masters #Agility Championship: meet Rudy the #Bulldog. Quite a competitor. You can see he loves the camera! Such ❤.
He didn’t win but he stole our 💕💕. If you believe you can you will! #BulldogPride @WKCDOGS pic.twitter.com/OmquYy3eJX
— GoPattyGo (@Patter5275) February 11, 2019
Other bulldog owners showed off their less agile dogs.
All bulldogs are the same, here’s mine going through rigorous training.
Gonna crush the ‘Sleep’ event. pic.twitter.com/RVe9tCHvKD
— Adam Beckwith (@damBeckwith) February 11, 2019
I’m famous. My quote about Rudy made it into usatoday sports. 😂 pic.twitter.com/RBmYuI2WLb
— Fat Russell the Bulldog (@RusselltheBully) February 11, 2019
Rudy The Bulldog Is The Fat Mans Sports Hero!https://t.co/NTRMMIsQ59
— Eagle1075 (@Eagle1075WV) February 11, 2019