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Dog Incredibly Cheats Death By Inches As Rally Car Fails To See Him On Track

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Dog Incredibly Cheats Death By Inches As Rally Car Fails To See Him On Track

Cats may have nine lives but dog very much only have the one. So it's really lucky that one dog just about managed to avoid being hit by a speeding rally car.

Is there a worse feeling in life than accidentally stepping on or hurting your pet in anyway? Bump into someone in the street and I'll barely look up from my phone, catch the back of a cat's tail because it creeps up on me and I'll be apologising for days.

So imagine how one rally driver would have felt back in 2016 if he'd accidentally hit a wandering pooch during Bolivia's Rally De Santa Cruz. As you can see in the video this was an extremely close call:

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The driver came round the corner pretty quick and he wouldn't have had much chance to avoid the dog but fortunately his speed took him off the ground and just inches above the poor guy's head after he'd strayed onto the race course.

It doesn't take a genius to work out that dogs and rally racing don't really mix but if you could find a way to train one of man's best friends to drive a rally car then you best believe I'd watch the hell out of that.

Some dogs do belong in sport though, like Ronaldog!

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Alfie, the four-year old crossbreed who has earned the nickname 'Ronaldog' for his incredible skills on a football pitch. No, seriously he can perform kick-ups with his head and everything.

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As well as dribbling at speed and bouncing the ball off his body onto his head, he can also side-step a ball to confuse his opponent, according to the official DogsTrust website.

Alfie even has a list of skills he can perform, including nutmegging both humans and canines, as well as dribbling at speed, back heeling and diving headers.

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Peter Simpkins, who adopted the crossbreed from DogsTrust explains how when they first noticed 'Ronaldog's' ability on the ball:

"Alfie truly is our wonder dog. Not only is he a fantastic family pet, he has football skills I rarely see humans possess, never mind a dog." he said on their official website.

"We first noticed his one-of-a-kind talent when he took a shine to my daughter's footballs in the garden, which at the time were the same size as him. It was so funny watching this tiny dog trying to control a ball, but within a few days he had mastered the art of dribbling and controlling the ball in one-on-one tackles."

"At two years old Alfie now has talent more commonly seen in the Champion's League. His skills are just amazing. He's even been known to 'nutmeg' me and I can never get a ball off him. He's incredible, especially as we've never trained him. It's all natural skill."

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When Alfie, who is often referred to as Pele in his local park, went viral in 2016, he attained plenty of loyal fans and received hundreds and thousands of views online.

He was eventually rehomed at 10-weeks-old to the Simpkins family. Now we need to this lad ply his trade in the Champions League.

Any suitors?

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Topics: Dog, Motorsport news

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