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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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

19 hours to sleep? She's a reborn cat

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Aaron Kara 4 months ago

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

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Rosie Hamilton 4 months ago

What a very Good Dog he must be!

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Aaron Kara 4 months ago

Borks* at clock ;)

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Springers - such an aptly named breed!

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

William is GORGEOUS! I love those markings.

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Well, he has to herd something

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Belle_Pandamonium 4 months ago

LOL 😂

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Iris Jans 4 months ago

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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Lilly Petit 4 months ago

Aaaawwww!!

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen 4 months ago

I am sure all the ladies in Bar "fall" for Buddy!

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lazy panda 4 months ago

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen 4 months ago

Its a tough task, what all you expect?

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Laugh Fan 4 months 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 4 months ago

Oh that belly wants some scratching!!

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Mother Mary Helen 4 months ago

nose booping wild mushrooms

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LOttawa 4 months ago

Yep, I get this one. Here's my water dog "swimming": Maggie-5b9...c229ad.jpg Maggie-5b97deac229ad.jpg

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Sierra Batten 4 months ago

What a sweet face!

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Jo Johannsen 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Looks like he has a heart on his chest!

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Cats can be scary

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Alex Bailey 4 months ago

Looks like Fergus has that down to a fine art!

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Heather Johnson 4 months ago

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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Brigitta Swart 4 months ago

Greyhound racing should be banned

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Alex Bailey 4 months ago

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

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glowworm2 4 months ago (edited)

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

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Dilly Millandry 4 months ago

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

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Tiffiny Seemann 4 months ago

Often simultaneously 😂

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Nini Meow 4 months ago

Nice name!!

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Chris Jones 4 months ago

Noble brow.

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Dilly Millandry 4 months ago

Cutie!

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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La Petite Morte 4 months 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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S C-C 4 months ago

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

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Jagarundi 4 months ago

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

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Dilly Millandry 4 months ago

Elegant and queenly!

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Heidi Bean 4 months ago

She's a good old girl. LOVE!

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Brynn Hall 4 months ago

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

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MeggersTheFox 4 months ago

Hey, she's trying!

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Midnightoil 4 months ago

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

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Dilly Millandry 4 months ago

Milo be happy in your new home sweetie.

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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MJ 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Rebekah 4 months ago

I need a good spooner.

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#52

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La Petite Morte 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months 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 4 months ago

Otterbox Hound?

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Laugh Fan 4 months 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 4 months ago

Small but mighty Penny is the queen of the house.

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sunnyrei82 4 months ago

yup... that's brave.

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

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

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Nini Meow 4 months ago

🤣🤣🤣 funny doggo

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Oh, so sad. Feeling for you.

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S C-C 4 months ago

Herd* not heard, but I can excuse it. Also, how can you not be scared of small yippy dogs? (I still like them) So cute. I love Amani.

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

Taking care of pillows, that´s hard work.

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Mother Mary Helen 4 months ago

Hmmm... that might actually be a horse

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Renee Schreader 4 months ago

AKA Rat Terrier. I have one and he truly is the sweetest dog on the planet.

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt 4 months ago

He’s a jedi master obviously!

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

Chasing her dreams!

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Kathy Baylis 4 months ago

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

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

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

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

He is chasing his dreams, and that´s a 24/7 job if you ask me!

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Kathy Baylis 4 months ago

Don't you worry about the dark, Georges, you can always cuddle right up to your favorite people. They'll protect you.

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Willow is gorgeous - I do love Tibetan Terriers.

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Rosie Hamilton 4 months ago

Good boy Buddy! Labels = bad.

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Rafaella Bueno 4 months ago

He's being as much Cocker Spaniel as he can be, considering the circumstances.

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Skylocks Jonson 4 months ago (edited)

Four command are eat, sleep, get ball and bed

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Mother Mary Helen 4 months ago

DOGE

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Had a terrier like that - sniffed all the flowers. Walks took a long time.

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

She doesn´t seem pleased with her career choices..

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

He wants to dig all his way to the beach!

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Laurence Roelants 4 months ago

Cuties!!!!

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