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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Monty Is Fiennes
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2 years ago

Well they can be surprising...

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Hans
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2 years ago

Guide to peaceful sleep.

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Hans
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2 years ago

Bernese mountain dogs have been breed to be cuddled, to pull sledges with children on them, and to binge-eat.

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minerva15
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2 years ago

I know they can be troublesome, but I find foxes beautiful animals :)

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Rosie Hamilton
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2 years ago

What a very Good Dog he must be!

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

Borks* at clock ;)

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Springers - such an aptly named breed!

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

William is GORGEOUS! I love those markings.

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Good looking doggerton

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Belle_Pandamonium
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2 years ago

LOL 😂

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

She'd look even better (in my opinion) without all the human clobber! Lovely dog.

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Lilly Petit
Community Member
2 years ago

Aaaawwww!!

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Fancy boy

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Space Nurd
Community Member
2 years ago

DA BREAD

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Belle_Pandamonium
Community Member
2 years ago

Good dog 🐶

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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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2 years ago

Oh that belly wants some scratching!!

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like the perfect spot!

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Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
2 years ago

nose booping wild mushrooms

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

I once had a Newf just like this girl. Bella was afraid of water altogether - she never received the memo that she was a water rescue dog...

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Sierra Batten
Community Member
2 years ago

What a sweet face!

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Heather Johnson
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2 years ago

He's so fluffy I'm gonna die!

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Lilly Petit
Community Member
2 years ago

So elegant!

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 years ago

Awwwww!!!!

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like Fergus has that down to a fine art!

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

That's useful

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Carrie de Luka
Community Member
2 years ago

Do dogs really like being dressed up? Or do we just like to think they do?

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

The part of begging for cheese is something I can relate to.

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, I understand about the farting. My dog's an after dinner farter. Like clockwork. Silent but deadlies. Sleeps through them. He's a Terrier-Pomeranian-Whippet mix (we had his DNA tested), who also has a nub of a tail, and does little but beg for everything we're eating, sleep through his farts, and bark at nothing, which you know is a real threat... For all his weirdness of appearance and personality, he does love us and our 3 cats, and is very much loved in return.

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice name!!

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Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Noble brow.

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

Cutie!

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, it's nap-time. Do go away.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

I found the dog food bag.....hello? Is anybody there? Wow, it sure got dark fast.

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

In that case he's only part golden retriever

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Belle_Pandamonium
Community Member
2 years ago

A true beauty 😍🐶

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw, she has grey eyebrows! Had a black patterdale that went very grey on her face - looks so cute.

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, no. Not feeling it. Sled-pulling instinct has become extinct.

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MeggersTheFox
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, she's trying!

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Midnightoil
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2 years ago

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

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

Milo be happy in your new home sweetie.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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MJ
Community Member
2 years ago

Not barking at nothing, saying hi to the ghosts...

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

I need a good spooner.

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Otterbox Hound?

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Small but mighty Penny is the queen of the house.

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
2 years ago

yup... that's brave.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Poodles are so lovely - especially when the don't have the stupid haircuts.

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣🤣🤣 funny doggo

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, so sad. Feeling for you.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw, so cute. Some bigger dogs don't like smaller dogs - judging by my teeny tiny dog it's the ankle biting. My bigger dog is less than keen on her tiny jaws clamping around his ankles.

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

Taking care of pillows, that´s hard work.

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Belle_Pandamonium
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2 years ago

What a beauty 🐶🐕

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

So cute!!

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt
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2 years ago

He’s a jedi master obviously!

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Canine version of if I fits, I sits.

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

I've always been told sheepdogs are smart. Now I have hard evidence of it.

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

Australian Shepherds are smart, so this one knows how to avoid hard work!