It’s a holiday cracker! This adorable dog entertains his owners with his playful poses as a ‘elfie’, holding festive objects on his head.

  • Sausage dog Harlso shows off his incredible talent in a series of fun ‘elfies’
  • This pet from Belfast has almost 200,000 Instagram followers
  • Paul Lavery, 32 years old, and Jennifer Lavery, 31 year-old, discovered their impressive party piece.










The daring Dachshund, who has a perfect Christmas cracker perched on his head can thank his low center of gravity for his incredible balance skills.

Sausage dog Harlso shows off his incredible talent in a series of fun ‘elfies’ – posing with an elf on the shelf, toy sprouts and mince pies to complete an hilarious seasonal compilation.

Owner Paul Lavery, 32, said: ‘We first discovered he could do it when I was playing with him when he was about two years old, and I balanced his favourite toy chicken on his head.

With a Christmas cracker perfectly poised upon his head, this daring dachshund can probably thank his low centre of gravity for his amazing balancing skills

This daring dachshund is balancing with a perfectly placed Christmas cracker on his head.

Sausage dog Harlso shows off his incredible talent in a series of fun ‘elfies’ – posing with an elf on the shelf, toy sprouts and mince pies to complete an hilarious seasonal compilation. Pictured: Paul Lavery (right) and his wife Jennifer (left)

Sausage dog Harlso shows off his incredible talent in a series of fun ‘elfies’ – posing with an elf on the shelf, toy sprouts and mince pies to complete an hilarious seasonal compilation. Pictured: Paul Lavery (right) and his wife Jennifer (left)

Owner Paul Lavery, 32, said: ‘We first discovered he could do it when I was playing with him when he was about two years old, and I balanced his favourite toy chicken on his head'

Owner Paul Lavery, 32, said: ‘We first discovered he could do it when I was playing with him when he was about two years old, and I balanced his favourite toy chicken on his head’

‘Instead of shaking it off like another dog might, he just stood there, and the chicken stayed where it was.’

Harlso, four years old, recreates Love Actually’s iconic scene where Mark, a lovestruck actor, expresses his feelings to Juliet, played by Andrew Lincoln, using cue cards.

Since Mr Lavery, a social worker from Belfast and Jennifer (31), discovered his amazing party item on Instagram, the pet’s nearly 200,000 Instagram followers have grown to include this Belfast-based animal.

'Instead of shaking it off like another dog might, he just stood there, and the chicken stayed where it was’

‘Instead of shaking it off like another dog might, he just stood there, and the chicken stayed where it was’

In a heartwarming video, four-year-old Harlso even recreates the iconic Love Actually film scene, where lovestruck Mark played by Andrew Lincoln expresses his true feelings to Juliet played by Keira Knightley using cue cards

Harlso is four years old and recreates Love Actually movie scene. Mark (played by Andrew Lincoln) expresses true feelings to Juliet (played by Keira Knightley). It’s a touching video.

He is given treats and cuddles as he completes every trick. 

When Mr Lavery proposed in New York’s Times Square, it was no surprise that Harlso was on hand, balancing the diamond ring on his head. 

And at the couple’s wedding he made an enchanting ring-bearer, complete with trademark bow-tie.

The Belfast-based pet has amassed almost 200,000 followers on Instagram since social worker Mr Lavery and his wife Jennifer, 31, uncovered his impressive party piece

Since Mr Lavery, a social worker from Belfast and Jennifer (31), discovered his amazing party piece on Instagram, the pet’s nearly 200,000 Instagram followers have been added to by this Belfast-based animal

As he accomplishes each trick, he is rewarded with cuddles and treats

He is given cuddles and treats as he completes each task.

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