Dog with a wonky face becomes a social media sensation

Brodie with her owners
Brodie was attacked by his mother as a puppy (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

A dog with a wonky face has become a social media sensation.

One-year-old Brodie was attacked by his mother as a puppy, leaving him with facial deformities. Brodie’s owners, Amanda Richter, 30 and Brad Ames, 23 – who live in Alberta, Canada – fell in love with the canine after seeing a Facebook post asking for applications for his adoption. After visiting him, Amanda and Brad knew Brodie was the dog for them.
close up of Brodie
With owners Amanda and Brad (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Brodie in a field
His owners describe him as a ‘Picasso masterpiece’ (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Amanda said: ‘I literally looked at the picture and would cry and just be like, we have to go meet this dog.’

Brad said: ‘I spent an hour with him. I had to take him home.’ The German Shepherd and Border Collie cross is blind in one eye – so requires eye drops every day. He also has cranial deformities and cannot eat like other dogs, due to his fused jaw.
Brodie with brad
Brodie is blind and can’t eat like other dogs (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Brodie with brad
He also has cranial deformities (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

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Amanda said: ‘He definitely looks like a little Picasso masterpiece for sure.’

Brad added: ‘The disability doesn’t slow him down in any way.’

Amanda has even set up an Instagram account for her four-legged friend – @bestboybrodie – so people can keep up with his adventures. The account now has more than 156,000 followers.

Instagram pictures show Brodie enjoying trips out to the lake, splashing around in a paddling pool and enjoying the remains of a Starbucks drink – as well as other day-to-day activities.
Brodie with brad
He’s still a happy chappy (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
close up of Brodie
He now has his own Instagram account (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

The couple are planning for Brodie to become a therapy dog, with the hope of him eventually helping others with disabilities.

Amanda added: ‘We’d like to take him maybe into old folks homes, children’s hospitals, group homes for people that have disabilities, that kind of thing.’

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