Chip's Cerebellar Hypoplasia gives him a signature strut, but his owner says that outside of that, "he doesn’t know any different"

By People Staff
June 16, 2020 05:33 PM
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This adorable video shows a puppy with a condition that causes him to wobble when he walks and runs.

The dog — named Chip — is a 10-week-old mix of Cocker Spaniel, Beagle, Boxer, Collie and Saint Bernard.

The little pup has a condition known as Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which affects the part of his brain that controls motor skills.

But it doesn't hold him back: just watch him run and play in the clip above, all with his signature wobble.

Owner Sadie Reid even has a special wheelchair to help Chip walk; however, the pup's first attempt at using it didn't go quite as planned, when he flopped on his side (he was fine!).

Chip is a 10 week old mix of Cocker Spaniel, Beagle, Boxer, Collie, and St. Bernard
Credit: SWNS

Reid, a biologist who lives with Chip in Maryland, tells SWNS of Chip, “In short, the part of his brain for motor control and a few other things isn’t quite right, but he doesn’t know any different. Dogs with CH typically live normal lives, they just wobble. Unfortunately, Chip is also completely deaf."

Chip is a 10 week old mix of Cocker Spaniel, Beagle, Boxer, Collie, and St. Bernard
Credit: SWNS

“My entire family knows Chip as 'baby shark,' " she adds. "His wobbles don’t slow him down, and he has a super confident and positive personality. Chip and I learn together every day. There’s always new challenges but he manages to find hilarious solutions."

As for his day-to-day,  Reid says, “Chip sleeps the majority of the day, so any chance to see him run just melts me. His sweet, happy face can light up a room.”