Kathryn Lindsay
July 29, 2015 9:13 am

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think there was an animal that had it in them to de-throne Grumpy Cat…but Earl the Grumpy Puppy has done it. This five-month-old is a puggle, a mix of a pug and a beagle (the best combo, in my opinion) and is giving the the persnickety feline a run for her money.

Like Grumpy Cat, Earl appears to be born with a permanent frown. Earl’s owner, Derek Bloomfield, noticed this particularly sullen trait, and knew the Internet just had to see it. He made Earl his own Facebook and Instagram page, and his grumpy antics took off in the eyes and hearts of viewers, amassing 2,974 followers on Instagram and 3,397 likes on Facebook!

I mean, it’s understandable. Just take a look at this angry lil mutt:

No, I mean just look at him:

I just want to squeeze his wrinkly baby face and he’d probably hate it. But contrary to what it may look like, Earl isn’t an angry pup! Bloomfield explains:

He’s apparently also very obedient. Bloomfield went on to explain that “Whenever he wants something he’ll calmly sit down and stare at us until we ask him the right question. Then he wags his tail in approval.”

Smart and surly? Grumpy Cat better stay in her lane, because this pup is coming in hot (and bothered!).

(Image via here, here, and here)

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