Deaf dog doesn’t let disability hold her back as she dazzles in Greatest Showman routine


Aleka, a mixed breed cattle dog, was rescued and returned before Anna and Ben Rimbey, from Minnesota, USA, adopted her and turned her into a disc dog champion

A deaf dog who was rescued from under a house is now a trickster champion wowing fans with her amazing routines.

The three-year-old cattle dog mix stunned TikTok viewers after recreating a Greatest Showman scene while wearing a purple tutu.

Her owner, and founder of Lucky Mutt Dog Training, Anna Rimbey, donned a red jacket and top hat like Hugh Jackman in the hit movie, holding five purple frisbees for Aleka to catch.

The clip, captioned ‘Anna and our deaf dog Akela’s application for the circus’ saw the rescue dog steal the show with her impressive slaloms, backflip and a rebound jump from her owners body – and didn’t miss catching a single disc.

The pup, who lives in Minnesota, USA, was the 2018 Minnesota Disc Dog Champion, as Anna loves to take her seven ‘Fairly Odd Dogs’ to compete in shows including frisbee, agility, flyball and dock diving.

And viewers were impressed with her ‘greatest show’, describing it as ‘literal magic’, with many suggesting they should apply for America’s Got Talent.

The deaf dog was rescued as a puppy having been found living under a house with her mum and littermates, and was quickly adopted, but returned to rescue – which is when trainers Anna and Ben took her on to join their pack.

She now lives with six other ‘Fairly Odd Dogs’ called Zoey, Jonsi, Mavis, Joy, Betty and Suzi.

Zoey was Anna’s first dog, rescued from a Texan storm, and got Ben and Anna into competing sports. At one point, she was incredibly overweight at 72lbs, and as they researched overall pet health, they got Zoey into sports, and down to a much healthier 45lbs.

Whilst Jonsi was Ben’s first puppy, Mavis, nicknamed Mavis Mayhem, was the fourth dog to join the pack after being saved from a drainage ditch.

Joy, their most recent addition, was saved as a puppy from a dog fighting ring, with Betty and Suzi also being rescued.

The pack have more than 21.9k Instagram followers where they show off all their fabulous tricks.

But Aleka and her Fairly Odd Dogs aren’t the only talented pups on the internet, with one poodle, named Toffy, having learned how to ride a scooter.

Now, he stuns Londoners each time he’s spotted riding the scooter in the centre of the city.

Toffy learned how to ride his scooter at home with the help of his owner, who would pull him along on it with a piece of string.

But the clever canine quickly learned how to ride it on his own, with his two front paws on the handlebars, and was soon seen scooting around the streets.