If you haven't seen the shenanigans of The Museum of English Rural Life on Twitter, then you've missed a lot, but you can still catch up on their tweets here. And if you're up to date with their perfect sense of humor, here's what they've recently came up with. For #NationalDogDay on August 26th the MERL, whose mission is to "explore the English countryside, its history, and its people," asked readers to submit bios of their funny dogs who were bred for practical purposes but now fills their days doing nothing of any useful purpose and primarily spending their days as couch potatoes.

As you might know, dog breeds differ not only by looks but also by a job the dog is supposed to do or be good at. For example, a Labrador Retriever is a working dog who was bred to retrieve shot game, a Bernese Mountain was bred to be a guard dog, and Foxhound, well, to hunt foxes. Despite careful breeding and being perfect specimens of their dog types all the doggies from the MERL's challenge have failed their duties so bad that it became absolutely uproarious.

Scroll down below to read the hilarious dog fails about pooches who will not be retrieving fowl, digging holes or guarding their families any time soon. A funny dog meme always makes the day better!

This British museum asked people to submit bios of their dogs for #NationalDogDay

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Here are the hilarious submissions

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rainaepage Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a dog who was like that - she'd stare at her rear-end with horror! She was far too queenly to have been the culprit as far as she was concerned.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guide dogs that don't make the grade really do make excellent pets. Our neighbours had one and she was fantastic.

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Meeow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

19 hours to sleep? She's a reborn cat

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Aaron Kara
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"He's a lover, he's a sinner, he likes to smell flowers in the sun"

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Expert in taking over the whole sofa as well! Stunning dog.

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EdgeofMull Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Springers - such an aptly named breed!

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Mattypriorfan Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

William is GORGEOUS! I love those markings.

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Iris Jans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is Oscar, he too is lacking the skill that is inherent to the name of his breed. 100% focus on not leaving his humans' side, ain't nobody got time for retrieving. oscar-5b97...7707b6.jpg oscar-5b97cdf7707b6.jpg

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would trust Charlie with all my problems - he looks incredibly wise!

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lazy panda
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excuse my ignorance, but is this breed really called a "Latvian Sausagehound?" Because if so, that's amazing.

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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The ears on a Saluki are so cute - get me every time. As for those heart-melting eyes... wonderful.

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Lady A
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh that belly wants some scratching!!

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful dog in a beautiful photo. Maizy looks very good at what she does!!

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Jo Johannsen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, five naps a day sounds about right. Four hours each, on average, I'm guessing? 😁

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troglodette Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like he has a heart on his chest!

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Alex Bailey
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Fergus has that down to a fine art!

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Heather Johnson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

German Shepherds hold a special place in my heart. I had a German Shepherd for 10 years. Her name was Maya and she passed away last year from cancer. She was an incredible dog. I miss her everyday.

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Alex Bailey
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't give a dog too much cheese though! Can cause pancreatitis.

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glowworm2
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lost it at " is deathly afraid of trash bags."

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Dilly Millandry
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That ball looks like a representation of a virus! Brave Nasa!!

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that's just cruel - making poor Belle work for her sausages!!

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#39

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La Petite Morte
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My Iggie is terrified of everything. She is glued to my side whenever possible, and will howl the entire time I'm gone, even if she can see me through the window taking the bins out to the sidewalk. She exists in 2 states - quivering abject terror while hiding behind Mom or exhausted nightmare filled sleep while hiding under the covers next to Mom. I love her, am her emotional support human, but she'd never make it a second as a working dog. She'd pass out from the panic of having to be more than a foot away from me.

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S C-C
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Little pembroke. (I still prefer cardigans, even though both are cute.)

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Jagarundi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kisses up to the Grandparents, heck with the parents who love, house and feed him. Typical fur-baby.

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Brynn Hall
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He is adorable, isnt it enough that he has to live out his life in Edmonton ????

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Midnightoil
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for giving the dog a job and helping kids at risk...

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Dilly Millandry
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Milo be happy in your new home sweetie.

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Mr_Mosnar Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Appears to have commandeered the pillows quite nicely! Love the 'tangle of paws' he has going on!

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Louplou
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We had a St. Bernard when our kids were little, he was constantly used as step to get on the sofa by the kids when they were toddlers (he loved them snuggling him too) lol Whenever we took a him for a walk, he'd get tired and just lie down wherever we happened to be at the time resulting hubby having to go get the car & lift him in on several occasions ha ha ha - he was an amazing dog RIP Ardal

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MorseLibby Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THAT EYEBROW!! So peaceful looking as well. Cutie pie.

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La Petite Morte
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Chimney Demon? I'm wondering if it's the noise of wind in the flue or the fire itself he doesn't like.

#53

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momoxmochi Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love her little crossed ankles!! Very cute little terrier.

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slknightdavis Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're having fun! Love watching dogs play - though the noise can be off-putting some times!

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lauradicole Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of my dogs is ecstatic when she gets hold of a piece of paper. She is tiny so she has to hold her head up really high if she gets her paws on something the size of a typical envelope - and still trips up. Also really rubbish at hiding so we can always find her tearing her 'prize' to pieces.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't look like Merl cares about that at all!

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Josephine_KK Report

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wish my dogs protected our house from dodgy looking leaves instead of thinking it would be great to fill my house with them...

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