This 6-foot pooch is afraid of tiny dogs, plastic bags and vacuum cleaners

By Kelli Bender
November 30, 2015 07:30 PM

Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? 

It looks like Oldbury, England. Or at least that is where Presley resides.

Just like the reluctant cartoon crime-stopper, he is a giant Great Dane afraid of pretty much everything, according to The Mirror. The 6-foot, 2-year-old pooch runs to his owner, Sian Barrett, for comfort whenever anything slightly spooky happens. At the top of Presley’s “Most Scary Things” list? Plastic bags, vacuum cleaners and smaller dogs.

“He is always getting scared off by smaller dogs and I’ve had to start hiding the plastic bags from him because he’s afraid,” Barrett, 47, told the British tabloid. “There was a time recently that I was walking Presley in the park and he got scared off by a West Highland Terrier, which is tiny compared to him. Presley wouldn’t come back out until the other dog had gone and he knew he was safe.”

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When Presley has nowhere to hide from the terror of mild everyday objects, he seeks out his security pillow, which he carries around almost everywhere for reassurance. 

Around the things that don’t scare him, the 189-pound Great Dane is a lovable marshmallow. An active show dog, Presley is great with people and melts hearts with his sweet demeanor wherever he goes. 

“People obviously are very struck by just how big Great Danes are when they first meet them, but Presley wins a lot of people around with his personality. He is a very patient dog,” Barrett said. 

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This patience extends to children. While Presley isn’t great with tiny dogs, he is a saint with tiny kids. “We were out on a walk one time when we met a woman with her crying child,” the owner said. “The kid was screaming and Presley didn’t like the noise at first, he was a bit scared, but as soon as the girl walked over to him she just stopped crying immediately.”

How about fighting villains – could Presley occupy a spot in the Mystery Machine? 

“Presley would definitely try and get out of chasing any of the ghosts in the cartoons – he is a wimp,” Barrett admitted. 

Ruh Roh!

 

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