Dave the naughty DASH-hound runs rings around his owners in hilarious footage [Video]

This is the hilarious moment an adorable sausage dog was caught on camera running rings around his owners.

Dave, the naughty Dachshund, has gone viral after a Ring doorbell captured the pet refusing to go inside after a walk, then outrunning his owners by circling the family car.

Dave’s owner Lakis Grafanakis, 38, said: ‘We had just taken him for a walk and we started to take him off the lead near the house as he normally just walks back with us. 

‘That day, we had been running around the park and I think he still had his adrenaline going and he just went for it.

‘We were worried because we were right by the road, it was heart stopping for us.’

The hilarious video also caught Lakis telling Dave, ‘That’s naughty, do you f**king hear me,’ after the cheeky pup was apprehended.

Doe-eyed Dave: The Dachshund rests in his bed after giving owner Lakis Grafanakis, 38, the runaround outside their London home

Doe-eyed Dave: The Dachshund rests in his bed after giving owner Lakis Grafanakis, 38, the runaround outside their London home

Doe-eyed Dave: The Dachshund rests in his bed after giving owner Lakis Grafanakis, 38, the runaround outside their London home

Lakis and his daughter Andria tried to catch their naughty pup as he ran circles around the family car after going on a walk

Lakis and his daughter Andria tried to catch their naughty pup as he ran circles around the family car after going on a walk

Lakis and his daughter Andria tried to catch their naughty pup as he ran circles around the family car after going on a walk

Just missed him: The pair made several attempts to grab the sausage dog before eventually catching him on his fifth lap around the driveway

Just missed him: The pair made several attempts to grab the sausage dog before eventually catching him on his fifth lap around the driveway

Just missed him: The pair made several attempts to grab the sausage dog before eventually catching him on his fifth lap around the driveway

The London-based bus driver added: ‘In that moment it was flying out of my mouth. You look at them like your babies, he’s 16 months and we’ve had him most of his life.

‘I look back and cringe a little bit but I was petrified.

‘I thought he was going to disappear or get hit by a car.

‘Ever since then, I’m too scared to let him off the leash.

Festive spirit: Dave the dog with a Santa hat held by Andria, Lakis (right), his wife Penny (left) and son Angelo (centre) at their home in London

Festive spirit: Dave the dog with a Santa hat held by Andria, Lakis (right), his wife Penny (left) and son Angelo (centre) at their home in London

Festive spirit: Dave the dog with a Santa hat held by Andria, Lakis (right), his wife Penny (left) and son Angelo (centre) at their home in London

‘One minute he’s chilled and then he’s running rings around the house, he has such a personality on him.’

Dave was eventually caught by Lakis’s daughter Andria on his fifth lap of the red car that sat on the driveway of their family car.

He stayed still as she laid on the driveway grasping hold of the cheeky pup, when he greeted her with kisses on her face. 

Adorable: Fully grown Dachshunds typically stand between eight to nine inches tall

Adorable: Fully grown Dachshunds typically stand between eight to nine inches tall

Adorable: Fully grown Dachshunds typically stand between eight to nine inches tall

The adorable video went viral on TikTok, racking up 3.7 million views.

Users couldn’t get enough of Dave, with one saying: ‘It’s called DASHund for reason.’ (SIC)

Another commented: ‘I would of paid to of been a neighbour watching that.’ (SIC)

The Grafanakis family have had 16-month-old Dave the Dachshund for most of his life

The Grafanakis family have had 16-month-old Dave the Dachshund for most of his life

The Grafanakis family have had 16-month-old Dave the Dachshund for most of his life

A third said: ‘I have two dachshunds they really do run so fast for having such short legs’

Lakis added: ‘At the time I didn’t think much about the incident but an hour later I thought, “it must be on the Ring camera”.

‘I love that it’s gone viral. It’s an innocent video.’ 

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