A grumpy dog from Iowa has emerged as a competitor to the popular internet sensation, Grumpy Cat.
Earl, a Puggle puppy, gained stardom after his owner posted his photos on Reddit.
The photos quickly went viral, amassing over two million views, with users joking that the dog looked like he was filing taxes.
According to his owner Derek Bloomfield, Earl’s appearance can be misleading.
Despite his perpetually grumpy expression, Earl is an energetic puppy who loves treats and enjoys playing fetch in the park.
Bloomfield mentioned that Earl has had this look since birth.
Veterinarians have confirmed that the dog is in perfect health.
His sullen appearance is due to the structure of his lower jaw and the wrinkles on his muzzle.
Interestingly, the grumpy dog has his own social media accounts, with over 19 thousand followers on Instagram.
“He is the most calm puppy we have ever seen. If he wants something, he just sits next to you and stares until you ask him the right question. He wags his tail to confirm,” said Earl’s owner.
Bloomfield expressed his surprise at the sudden popularity his pet has gained.
Perhaps Earl’s stern facial expression will not only make him famous but also improve his owner’s financial situation.
After all, the owner of the grumpy cat managed to earn more in two years thanks to her pet than some Hollywood stars.