- Deril, the dancing dog, showed he has the skills to be a lifesaver, after giving “mouth-to-mouth” resuscitation
- The dog was giving CPR to his handler Lusy Imbergerova in their performance for the FCI Dog Dance World Championships
- The FCI Dog Dance World Championships was held in Moscow, Russia, where the pair clinched second place against ten other competitors
MOSCOW, Russia – Audience at the FCI Dog Dance World Championships was in for a treat when one of the dog participants in the contest not only danced but also performed CPR on his handler.
Kara O’Neill mentioned in her article for Mirror Co UK that Deril, the dancing dog, showed he has the skills to be a lifesaver, after giving “mouth-to-mouth” resuscitation in an “attempt” to save his handler Lusy Imbergerova, after she was “hit by a grenade.”
The act was part of an adorable military-themed routine by the duo, who have previously found success on Italy’s Got Talent.
Back in the FCI Dog Dance World Championships in Moscow, Russia, which was held from June 23 to 26, the pair clinched second place against ten other competitors.
The pair’s performance was captured in an astonishing video, which has now gone viral on YouTube with nearly one million views.
The pair was initially seen walking around to a military tune when Lusy then drops a grenade that “blows up” in her face leaving her severely injured. The dog amazingly rushes over to the rescue and begins to press against her chests with his paws.
Deril then performs a “kiss of life” to bring Lusy back from the dead; performing his own version of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
All competitors in the event were asked to carry out two routines.
For the Freestyle display, the handlers and their dogs had to “showcase teamwork, artistry, athleticism and style in interpreting the theme of the music.”
As for the Heelwork to music (HTM) routine, both dog and handler have to remain in close proximity and “move as one entity.”
An article by Francis Scott for Mail Online said the 2016 Championships concluded by announcing that handler Yvonne Belin and dog Alice, who carried out a routine to the tune of a Queen classic Don’t Stop Me Now, emerged as the winners.
Lusy also posted their video on her own Facebook video account, and currently, has over two million views and nearly 5,000 shares.