Me, bark­ing up wrong tree? Crazy ca­pers of climb­ing cock­apoo who loves to be top dog

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - By Sam Walker

IT’S not un­usual for a dog to chase a stick.

But this bark­ing mad cock­apoo ap­pears to have taken the game of fetch to a new level – by climb­ing trees in pur­suit of her ‘prey’.

One-year-old pup Fern was snapped scram­bling up a pine tree in Achilty For­est near Strath­p­ef­fer in Ross-shire.

Owner Mar­garet Robb, 6 , said: ‘I threw a stick for Fern and it went past the tree, but she seemed to think it landed on it be­cause the next thing I knew she had taken a run up and leapt onto the trunk.

‘She then tucked her hind legs un­der­neath her body to give her­self some grip and started to climb. I’ve had dogs for 0 years and I’ve never seen any­thing like it.

‘Fern’s al­ways leap­ing around any­way but now she’s fig­ured out that she can climb trees she’s al­ways do­ing it.’

Mrs Robb posted a snap of the grav­ity-de­fy­ing pooch on Face­book, and it has been viewed 9,000 times.

She added: ‘It re­ceived loads of in­ter­est with peo­ple jok­ing that she was more like a koala bear.’

BELLA is the most pop­u­lar dog name in Scot­land, ac­cord­ing to a Ken­nel Club sur­vey. The top ten dog names also in­cluded Al­fie, Max, Ruby and Poppy, while favourites in Eng­land in­cluded Luna and Buddy.

Trunk crawl: Fern scram­bles up the tree after her stick

Branch­ing out: Fern show­ing off to a pal

An­tics: Cock­apoo pup Fern

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