Kev the French Bulldog puppy loves learning to skateboard

pictures of a French bulldog puppy who loves to skateboard
We won’t say see you later boy, you’re good enough for us (Picture: Mercury Press)
This is Kev, the aspiring sk8r boi who also happens to be a five-month-old French Bulldog pup.

Little Kev is still learning, but when he’s not chewing his skateboard, he already shows some impressive skills.

Owner Caroline Newling-Ward, 48, loves watching him zoom around, and has even started taking him to the local skatepark.

She said: ‘He got into a really bad habit of dragging his food bowl around the house.

‘He would constantly be barking at it and pushing it with his nose when it was empty.

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‘I told my mum Marilyn, 75, about it over coffee one day, and she came up with the idea of getting him a skateboard to push round instead of his food bowl. ‘I think she was a bit inspired by the Churchill Insurance advert where the dog skates around the streets. ‘I ended up buying him a cheap skateboard from Amazon for £10. When it came, he was instantly obsessed with it, and he seemed to know exactly what to do.

‘He had a bit of a fall on his first time, but he got straight back on it and was zooming around the kitchen in no time.

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‘He knew exactly what to do with zero coaxing.’

 Kev, the five-month-old French bulldog, skating
He’s still learning, but he’s already pretty skilled (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

Kev’s still a baby, so he’s still got a few kinks to work out with his technique, but he’s already more proficient on the board than most humans.

Caroline, a holiday park owner, from Dorchester, Dorset, said: ‘I have to put his skateboard on the table at nighttime so he doesn’t chew it to bits.

‘If he’s not skating, he’s chewing his skateboard.

‘He’s not really a fan of any other sports, so when we go for walks and I bring the ball to play with his sister Fleur, an eight-year-old mixed breed, he is very uninterested.

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 Kev with his skateboard
‘We’ve started going to the skate park’ (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

‘My kitchen is much too small for his skating antics now, so I let him roll around in one of the games rooms at my holiday park site.

‘We’ve started going to the skate park as well, he’s been a bit unsure so far, but I’m sure he’ll start skating there in no time.’

Kev’s hobby has earned him quite the fan base.

Caroline said: ‘All of the locals in town love him, he’s a very popular chap.

‘When he first started skating around, I uploaded a few videos to Facebook for a bit of fun, but now my friends and family are always messaging to ask when they’re next going to see more Kev skating footage.

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‘He’s even had quite a few Instagram requests about advertising brands like dog-friendly skate gear.’

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