Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment Sonya the adorable bulldog thrills her followers with the skateboarding skills she taught herself.
The five-year-old French bulldog from the city of Chelyabinsk in the south-western Russian region of Chelyabinsk Oblast has captivated netizens’ hearts around the world with its skateboarding skills and owner Dmitriy insists the pooch learned it all by itself.
Dmitriy said that the dog was initially a birthday present for his wife Natalia who loves French bulldogs.
When Sonya was one year old, she started taking an interest in a skateboard that was in the couple’s flat.
Dmitriy said: “Sonya started getting on the board while pushing it along and was then able to jump off it.”
With 10 years of skateboarding experience, Dmitriy was pleased to share his passion with his cute bulldog.
He told local media: “In the summer, I take her with me to the skating park near the Kurchatov monument.
“Sonya saw everyone else skateboarding and jumped on herself. Me and my friends are always very vocal about her efforts and we egg her on. She does not want to be different from the others.”
Today, the stocky pooch, which weighs15 kilogrammes (33 lbs), has its very own top-of-the-range board and safety gear.
This winter, Sonya spent the colder months skateboarding indoors and loved every moment, according to Dmitriy.
Netizen ‘Jessekang29’ said: “This is so awesome.”
‘Nataaashveremeeva’ commented: “She is so cute.”
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