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German shepherd instincts awaken during movie with cartoon wolves
When he walked towards the tv, I knew it was going to get crazy!
Randy Aragon
06.17.20

Dogs are incredible, their wolf ancestry is responsible for many of their interesting traits. Howling is one of them, and this german shepherd sure knows how to howl. It’s not the fact that he’s howling that helped this dog go viral, it’s what he was howling at that had people everywhere cracking up.

This really triggered his instincts!

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German shepherd shows everyone his mighty howl while watching his favorite movie

Randell is a german shepherd who went viral on social media for letting his instincts take over during movie time with his dad, Troy Emery.

Posted by Troy Emery onSaturday, April 29, 2017

Back in 2016, Troy posted a video on YouTube with no idea it would completely blow up. It was of his best buddy, Randell(the german shepherd), going all out in an impromptu howl-session.

The Disney movie, Zootopia, is what took the german shepherd back to his roots

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As soon as the timber wolves in the movie begin howling, Randell starts to join in and let his voice be heard. The first howls aren’t the loudest, it’s almost like he’s testing the waters to see how much he can get away with. He lightly howls before looking up to see his dad’s reaction.

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Once Randell realizes Troy isn’t going to stop him, he cocks his head back and goes into full-on wolf mode. He howls for a good 6 seconds before catching his breath and picking it up a notch for the second howl.

Randell proceeds to howl like he’s in the wild and communicating with his wolf brothers’

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So why do wolves howl? In the wild, wolves use their loud howls to communicate with each other in large locations. Howls can also be a way to give warnings about other predators and identify where prey is.

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Randell is just letting out his inner wolf when he howls. Even if he’s inside watching a cartoon movie, his genes don’t lie. Some people just think it’s awesome that he has a favorite movie, but Randell isn’t the only dog with a movie he loves.

Stryker is another dog who goes crazy for his favorite cartoon movie

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Stryker is a Belgian Malinois, whose favorite movie is Disney’s Bolt and he’s not scared to show it. Every time his owner puts the movie on, the excited dog runs around and even starts jumping into the television. Bolt is about a superhero dog, and Stryker thinks he’s his sidekick.

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Randell and Stryker show us both how smart dogs are, and how their instincts are still very prevalent. Randell’s owner, Troy, has uploaded many videos of the lovable dog on Youtube. In some videos, he plays with his sister Suzi, who is equally as adorable.

Posted by Troy Emery onSaturday, December 9, 2017

The video of Randell howling has been viewed over 8.3 million times on YouTube, with 341k liking it

On top of the millions of views and 341k likes, thousands of people have also left comments for the hilarious and adorable video. Many people made hysterical jokes about the howling dog, one even said his dog was now howling at Randell:

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“My German Shepherd is howling to the howling german shepherd howling to the cartoon wolf. lol.” One viewer wrote.

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What an awesome video, seeing Randell howl like this just reminds you where all dogs come from. To see the german shepherd’s proud howl to Zootopia, watch the video below!

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By Randy Aragon
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Randy Aragon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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