This is the hilarious moment a pug meets his robotic mini-me – and jumps back in fright every time it moves.
The video, filmed in Portland, Oregon, captures Bishop as he curiously sniffs at the mechanical dog.
His owner, who is behind the camera, then presses a button on the toy as the wary pug watches from a distance.
Bishop the pug approaches a miniature robotic dog in a hallway in Portland, Oregon
Suddenly, the toy exclaims ‘On your marks, get set, go!’ and begins to shuffle along the wooden corridor.
Bishop leaps back in fright when it begins to move, darting frantically along the floorboards.
The toy then speaks again, making the baffled pup’s ears twitch as he tries to figure out what’s going on.
When it suddenly stops, Bishop begins to bark, still keeping a substantial distance between himself and the robot.
His owner then presses a button on the toy’s back – causing it to speak and shuffle forwards
But a few moments later, the pug builds up the courage to approach the toy again, sniffing it quickly before running away.
Bishop then turns and runs away from the toy for good – jumping on to a bed at the end of the corridor.
The filmer said: ‘We had just moved to Portland from Wisconsin, and Bishop’s grandma … had sent with him a new buddy who I unboxed for him and set up on the floor.’
‘This was his first reaction to it. He still has similar reactions even now when I bring it out.’