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Dog Rotates Head 180 Degrees When Owner Gives 'Demon' Command

Claire Reid

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Dog Rotates Head 180 Degrees When Owner Gives 'Demon' Command

A dog owner has showed off her pet's unusual trick where she rotates her head 180 degrees. Watch her demonstrate below:


Kiko, a nine-month-old Finnish spitz, has drawn comparisons to Regan from The Exorcist for the bizarre head tilt which she has been doing for her whole life.

Owner Ashleigh MacPherson, from New Zealand, has taught the cute pooch to do the trick on demand when she says the word 'demon'.

Incredible stuff.

Ashleigh, 28, said: "Her head spinning is so funny, it always makes me laugh.

Credit: @kayatheshepherd/SPLITPICS UK
Credit: @kayatheshepherd/SPLITPICS UK

"She has always done it, since she was a small puppy. At first, she started doing it as she slept. I always just thought 'she just likes to sleep broken'.

"I didn't think too much of it, as dogs like to sleep in weird positions, but she began to do it to look at other dogs.

"Instead, of turning her head around like a 'normal' dog she would bend her neck backwards.

"Maybe she loves looking at the world upside down. As we built our bond, she begun to do it to keep her focus on me.

Credit: @kayatheshepherd/SPLITPICS UK
Credit: @kayatheshepherd/SPLITPICS UK

"So anytime she was facing away from me, she would bend her neck backwards, just to keep her focus on me."

After the pooch's trick drew comparisons to the head-spinning possessed youngster in the 1973 classic The Exorcist, school teacher Ashleigh decided to teach her to do it on command when she says the word 'demon'.

She said: "When people see her do it in public, their reactions are always the same.

"They looked shocked at first and ask; 'how does she do that?', and then you can see them smile and laugh afterwards.

Credit: @kayatheshepherd/SPLITPICS UK
Credit: @kayatheshepherd/SPLITPICS UK

"Kiko has been the best thing during these hard times. She is a 'covid puppy' and was actually born a few days before lockdown happened in New Zealand.

"She was a singleton puppy, so I got to spend my time with her, and her mum. Her company made me enjoy the time I had in lockdown.

"She is quite a laid back, cuddly, sweet and a loving dog. But she is also sassy, playful and can have a lot to say.

"Finnish spitz are known for being extremely vocal, Kiko does have this trait, but it's usually to just to 'talk to you'.

Featured Image Credit: Splitpics UK

Topics: New Zealand, Dog, Weird, Animals

Claire Reid
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