People are putting raw eggs in their dogs’ mouths because of a really weird Internet trend. Dog owners are seeing if their canine’s jaws will crack a raw egg, as part of the “Golden Retriever Egg Challenge.” It all started when dog owners Carrie and Steven Ducomb, wanted to test the theory that a Golden Retriever’s jaws are so gentle, they can hold an egg in their mouth without breaking it.
The Ducomb’s niece posted the video to Twitter — and videos in response quickly started accumulating. Now, dogs of all shapes and sizes are being tested — with really varied results. Some dogs proved that they had pretty tender jaws, while others were confused by the challenge and quickly dropped theirs on the floor. Some doggies even refused to give the eggs back to their owners or ran away to devour them in private.
Some owners tried out the trend on other dog breeds, which also had mixed results, considering small pups, like Corgis, can barely get fit an egg into their mouths. The lesson from all of this seems to be what dog owners already know — every animal is different. Some are gentle, some are silly, some are mischievous — an egg can’t measure them all.