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Crusoe the celebrity wiener dog is in Vancouver

Crusoe, the celebrity dachshund, is in Vancouver as part of a cross-Canada campaign which is trying to raise awareness about the risks associated with ticks and fleas.

The internet sensation is attracting both human and canine fans

Crusoe the celebrity Dachshund is in Vancouver as he tours across Canada. (Catherine Rolfsen/CBC)

Crusoe, the celebrity dachshund, is in Vancouver as part of a cross-Canada campaign trying to raise awareness about the risks associated with ticks and fleas.

The canine internet sensation has starred in several viral videos and is attracting both human and animal fans.

"We like following Crusoe on Facebook," said Stefanie Fournier, a Langley-based photographer who has her own daschund, Farfell. 

Crusoe will be signing 'paw-tographs' at Coopers' Park on April 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. PT. 

The superstar dog has attracted fans both human and canine. (Catherine Rolfsen/CBC)

Big ego? 

The superstar dog's owner, Ryan Beauchesne said he started a blog of the now-famous dog almost five years ago.

"He always had a big ego. We say his ego is bigger than his body."

Ottawa dog-dad Ryan Beauchesne puts a shirt on Crusoe. (Catherine Rolfsen/CBC)

The 'wiener dog extraordinaire' has made several viral videos and has a strong following on social media, with over 179,000 followers on Instagram alone. 

He even has a New York Times best-selling book. 

But Beauchesne said Crusoe makes it easy. 

"I'm convinced he knows that he is acting," he said.

"He has gotten really used to it and I wouldn't trade him for the world."

The dog's tour is funded by Bayer, the multi-national pharmaceutical company.

With files from the CBC's The Early Edition.


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Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story stated that Crusoe starred in the Heinz Ketchup Superbowl commercial, but in fact he was the official 'spokesweiner' for the commercial.
    Apr 27, 2016 2:31 PM PT

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