There are plenty of funny videos on YouTube but the ones that get us spitting our tea all over our monitors and give us the best giggles are animal-themed affairs.

Man’s best friend doubles as a clown on notable occasions, many of which this selection of YouTube favorites captures to great comedic effect.

Keep reading for some hilarious doggie antics caught on camera, in which we’re fairly certain no canine was hurt in the making of — except for the pride of the pooch in vid number 10 — there’s no coming back from that in the dog self-respect stakes.

1. The ORIGINAL Stains from “It’s Me or the Dog”

Just take a look at those unholy cupcake eyes as this poor pooch is forced to control his confectionery obsession. We feel ya buddy, we really do.

2. Smile Dog

Convinced your dog’s face can show emotional expressions? This super-sweet Japanese pooch certainly can, with the translation appearing to be that he gives his owner the loveliest canine smile, cutest ear wiggles and waggliest tail whenever he comes into view. A heart-melter if there ever was one.

3. Talking Dogs

Forget expressions — these hounds can vocalize. Hit play and listen up for “hello”, “I want it”, “run around” and the big finale “I want my momma”. Someone get these dogs a show…

4. DOG vs. BALLOONS II, This Time It’s Personal

How much fun can one dog have popping 100 balloons in 77 seconds? Seems like it’s some kind of personal mission for this little terrier to rid the world of the evil “spheres of doom.” Hit the arrow to see it play out — and we’ll warn you, it doesn’t end well for the balloons.

5. Sleepwalking Dog

Poor old Mr Sleepy Head sleepwalks right into the wall. This clip is only surpassed in funniness by Buzkit the Sleep Walking Man, but including that one would not make that much sense in a dog-themed round-up, now would it?

6. Weimaraner Sniffs Dog Farts and Makes a Funny Face


7. Buddy’s Funny Barking

There are funny noise clips aplenty on the ‘Tube for French bulldogs and pugs (and in fact any animal that’s been bred so it’s face is all mushy, sadly resulting in breathing and vocalizing “issues” for many) but this chirpy little fella’s odd bark has been enjoyed by nearly three quarters of million dog-fanciers around the globe.

8. Skateboarding Dog

The YouTube sensation, since featured on an Apple iPhone ad, it’s as much fun to watch this skateboarding bulldog as he seems to have doing it.

9. Funny Dog – Prison Break

Your heart will be in your throat as you watch this plucky pup’s daring escape from his confines. As well as watch the main action, may we recommend you check out the other pups that appear to be silently willing him on while one even gives him a little wave goodbye at the end. He lives happily after, by the way.

10. Dalmation Riding a Bike

Why? seems the obvious question when first watching this popular Japanese snippet, but as the dog seems under no distress we soon stopped querying and just started enjoying. Look! It’s a dog! Riding a bike. When do the training wheels come off is what we want to know.

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