While scrolling through TikTok the other day, I found myself captivated by @jauncydev‘s dog-breeds-reimagined-as-people spoof videos because they were SO accurate. I immediately reached out to the creator, Jonny Devaney, to learn more.
Devaney, a 25-year-old recent college graduate and full-time photographer and videographer, lives with his family in Ottawa, Canada. It’s thanks to his mom that these hilarious videos have come to be: She owns her own dog walking business, so, he explains, “on any given day, I’m hanging out with between 10-15 dogs.”
“I love dogs and am around them all the time so I know a lot about different breeds,” he wrote in an email. “So I thought, ‘What if dog breeds were people?’ I filmed it and thought it was funny so I posted it.”
Since then, his dog breed videos—some featuring his own dog, Thor, a 3-year-old Samoyed his mother rescued—have amassed over 40 million views on TikTok. Devaney wrote he “had no idea [the videos] would resonate this well with people” and thinks they hit home because dogs “are such a huge part of our lives so a lot of people could relate to the jokes I was making because they could see their dog doing exactly that.”
We’ll let the videos do the talking from here!
If dog breeds were people
The Golden Retriever with the added Parks and Rec music was really the icing on the cake for this one.
Reply to @artemistheaussie
The END. I mean, come.on. SO accurate!
If dog breeds were people part 3!
If you’ve ever met a Bernese Mountain dog, then this will resonate with you.
If dog breeds were people part 4!
The Shih Tzu pigtails, I can’t even.
If dog breeds were people part 5
They just keep getting better!
A huge THANK YOU to Jonny, for brightening our day! We can’t wait to see the next round of spoofs.