Meet Russia's performing collie dog Houston

Houston is Russia's newest social media star

Location: Krasnodar

His owner Kirill Gerasimchuk-Karpov was trying to get a guard dog

But Houston clearly had another calling

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) OWNER OF HOUSTON, KIRILL GERASIMCHUK-KARPOV, SAYING:"One evening a friend sent me a video of people sitting and crossing their legs, and at the end, the dog crossed its legs too. And everyone laughed. I made a parody. And I said to a friend, "I'll post it on TikTok, I'll have four views." I posted it on TikTok and the video got 600,000 views. And I thought: "OK, I'll start doing it." And I started to post funny moments from our training, effortlessly."

Since then, they have been filming videos with unusual tricks

and their TikTok account has garnered over 100,000 followers

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) OWNER OF HOUSTON, KIRILL GERASIMCHUK-KARPOV, SAYING:"People start to recognize us and we can help them, bring to the masses some information about dogs, so that later when people get a dog, they understand what to do with it."

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