I want you to take a moment and think back to the cartoon, Scooby Doo that you likely watched when you were a child. It was great fun and it was amazing to see the fact that the dog was able to solve the mystery almost every time. Well, at least he had a hand in the process.
Although Scooby Doo was a fantastic dog when it came to figuring out mysteries, he wasn’t really all that brave in the cartoon. In fact, he was afraid of everything, even though he was a great dane, one of the biggest dogs in existence. It seems as if it may not have been very far off from reality and Presley, the real-life Scooby Doo, is also afraid of everything as well.
Presley is a dog that stands 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. Despite his large size, he is very gentle when he deals with others. The problem is, anytime he sees anything or hears anything, he quickly goes running to hide behind his mother. It doesn’t matter if it is a plastic bag rustling in the breeze or a small dog that is barking at his heels, he is absolutely terrified of what is taking place in front of him.
As you can imagine, this has caused a number of issues but it also is a lovable trait for this large animal. Read on to find out more about this amazing dog.
Sian Barrett, the owner, recalls that Presley was afraid of a small Westie at the dog at the park. He went into hiding and he wouldn’t come out until the dog was gone.
Presley has his own blankie in the form of a small cushion that helps to keep him comforted.
‘There was a time recently that I was walking Presley in the park and he got scared off by a West Highland Terrier, which is tiny compared to him.
‘Presley wouldn’t come back out until the other dog had gone and he knew he was safe. His temper doesn’t match his size at all – he’s 38 inches at the shoulder, but scared of everything.’
His biggest fears at home are plastic bags and the vacuum cleaner. She also said the: ‘At 85 kilos, there’s not much that could move him; I certainly can’t lift Presley, but my husband calls him a massive wuss and says that he’s spoilt.’
His human mother runs a pet supply shop and she feels that his soft attitude is because she had him since he was a very young puppy.
She put Presley on show at one point because he is such a fine example of a great dane. It is his kind nature, however, that always wins people over.
‘People obviously are very struck by just how big Great Danes are when they first meet them; but Presley wins a lot of people around with his personality. He is a very patient dog.
‘We were out on a walk on time when we met a woman with her crying child.
The kid was screaming and Presley didn’t like the noise at first, he was a bit scared, but she soon as the girl walked over to him she just stopped crying immediately.
‘I have taken him to Crufts before to show off to potential dog owners; as a good example of the breed. Everyone always laughs when they hear that Presley is a big softie at heart.
‘I bred Presley myself and have had him from birth, so he is very much a mummy’s boy. Presley will follow me from room to room about the house and even has a cry when I go upstairs to bed.
‘If I ever forget to give Presley his dinner; he will walk around the house with my shoe to show that he is going hungry.
‘And whenever we get home from going out on a walk he will immediately grab a cushion to walk about with for protection.
‘Most of the things that you would think Presley would be scared of he isn’t and is absolutely terrified of really trivial bits.
‘As well as being scared of everything like Scooby Doo is, Presley is pretty dopey too. But so long as he gets his food he is just one big lap dog really.
‘Presley would definitely try and get out of chasing any of the ghosts in the cartoons – he is a wimp.’
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