Goldie fails TV obedience test but wins hearts

Straits Times Animal Antics

Tests - some nail it, some fail it.

Three dogs were recently invited to a Finnish TV dog show to show off their obedience skills. They had to run down a carpet strewn with toys and food to their waiting owners.

The first two - an australian shepherd and a a german shepherd - passed the test with flying colours. But the third, a golden retriever failed spectacularly.

Come to mama? Who's mama? Look at the toys! And the treats! Yums!

Needless to say, it lost the competition.

But it won the hearts of the live audience - and the more than 10 million viewers who have caught his antics since a video of the show's segment was posted on YouTube in October.