What’s dark and brown, has large paws, and has adorable short legs? Of course, it’s a German Shepherd-Corgi cross!
And you’re not alone if you’ve never seen one. Millions of people have learned about the cross-breed owing to the TikTok account bearbigpawlonngboi(opens in new tab), which has more than 169,000 followers since its introduction in late 2020.
The account follows Bear, the two-year-old Corgi-cross in question, on his daily exploits, from stealing his owner’s bag of Pringles to stealing his owner’s new soccer ball.
He also has a thing for socks and shoes, with multiple movies showing him in a naughty mood stealing a variety of gear.
And, because of his low profile, he can sneak under furniture to avoid his owners while they try to collect their shoes.
While his thievery may get the most attention, it appears that most viewers are merely astounded to see these two species collide in one pint-sized dog. Many people have resorted to the comments section to express their shock and admiration for the adorable pet.
“That’s a combination I never knew I wanted to see, but dang am I glad I did,” one reviewer adds, adding, “That’s one lovely puppy!”
Several fans said Bear, who is notorious for his thievery, had captured their hearts, with one adding, “Oh my gosh, they (German Shepherds) are finally available in travel size.”
He also travels size. Bear is only two feet long, with Corgi ears and legs, but he has a “scary German Shepherd bark” and a coat to match, according to videos on the account.
His videos have been seen all around the world, with the most-viewed video on the account receiving over 3.3 million views and 404,000 likes.