Even the most talented stage performer can get stage fright.
For Libby the dog, it happened to come mid-way through the world’s most prestigious dog show, and it left quite a mess.
Libby, a five-year-old cross-breed, was making a good impression on the judges at Crufts as she raced around the agility course in record time, demonstrating excellent balance, power and speed.
Her handler was left with her head in her hands, however, after the canine succumbed to a sudden urge to relieve itself in front of shocked spectators and three unimpressed judges.
As a collective gasp echoed around the area, the event commentator, said: “A dog’s got to do what a dog’s got to do. That’s not very nice is it?”
Like any respectful dog owner, Libby’s handler cleaned up the mess after an assistant rushed to her aid with some tissues and a plastic bag.
The clip has now been viewed over 230,000 times on YouTube.
Crufts is an annual event held in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK, and is the largest dog show in the world.