Meet the clever Staffy dog who can say HELLO
Meet the clever Staffy dog who can actually say HELLO to greet his owner.George, six, gets so excited when he's around people that he tries to join in their chat and says 'hello' until he can make them laugh.Though he's said it for the past three years, George gets too excited when someone pulls their phone out to film him and plays for the camera.But a new video captured the hilarious moment his owner Kathryn Schofield, 36, cradled her Staffy and her friend Francis filmed George saying 'hello' three times.Though George greets all people with a smile and a tail wag all the time, Kathryn said it's harder to capture the moment he says 'hello' on camera.Play cafe owner Kathryn said: "He has always 'talked', not normal dog sounds, but like he was trying to say something and sometimes sounded like he was saying 'hello'."I just kept saying it to him when he was trying to talk - and he'd just say it!"It's hard to catch on camera because as soon as you get a camera out, he gets excited."He comes right up to the camera and sticks his face in it, like a real poser."George basically tries so hard to talk, mostly when he's excited when you come home from being out, or when visitors come round - and it's then I can get him to say it."He loves attention - but it's hard not to forgive a one in a million dog!"George is a rescue dog who was rescued by the Schofields from Weymouth, Dorset in May 2013 - when he was just six months old.He's suffered with elbow dysplasia and even had a cancerous tumour removed.But that hasn't stopped the soft Staffie from brightening up everyone's days.He started saying 'hello' two years ago when it was obvious he wanted to talk to his family and tried hard to speak English.Kathryn said that she can't take all the credit because "I just kept telling him to say it and eventually it really started to sound more and more perfect".She said that George "is a big softie who's not mean to anyone" - including her three kids Albert, 10, Eddie, four, and one-year-old Violet. Kathryn revealed that George has a reputation for kindness and lovability in the neighbourhood, as strangers now approach Kathryn.She said: "I go to the local cafe and people I've never met will tell me that they've heard all about George and how lovely he is."People love him because he's not got a mean bone in his body."He's an all-round sweetheart!"She added: "He's not even mean to other dogs!
He's just an all-round sweetheart!"George only has one other party trick - snuggling.Kathryn said: "He comes right into my neck and goes - 'rarara' like that!"