Animals Got Talent: Is this the dancing-est dog in the universe? We think so


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It took us a while to become fully convinced that the footage above wasn’t made using some sort of video trickery. But Carrie, the dancing-est golden retriever we’ve ever seen, is neither computer-generated nor a figment of your imagination. She’s just a bizarrely talented dog.

Carrie the Perrita Bailarina, as she’s known to her fans, dances about a million times better than we do, and we have legs designed to walk upright. So it’s with mixed feelings that we watch her take to the dance floor, tail wagging furiously and goofy golden retriever grin on full display.


Viewer reaction to her videos (which can be found in large numbers on YouTube) seems to run the gamut from shock to awe to a general sense of creeped-outness.

It’s difficult to get over the strangeness of seeing a dog decked out in a fancy getup dancing the merengue, but we have to hand it to Carrie -- the dog’s got talent, and her facial expressions really put her dancing over the top. (Kate Gosselin could learn a thing or two from her.) She’s really mastered the art of smiling with her eyes, you know?

After the jump, we’ve assembled some of the more exceptional of Carrie’s routines.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

1st video: harapeno via YouTube

2nd, 3rd videos: ninolintin via YouTube

4rd video: y000t1 via YouTube

5th video: SebastianFuentesE via YouTube