Super-cute sausage dog becomes social media sensation because of goofy smile caused by overbite

GOOFY dog Oz is always smiling — thanks to a quirky overbite.

The mini dachshund’s top jaw overlaps his bottom, and his exposed teeth have made him a social media star.

 A super-cute dachshund has become a social media sensation because of his overbite

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A super-cute dachshund has become a social media sensation because of his overbiteCredit: Caters News Agency

The sausage dog became a viral hit when his owner Sinead Kelly, 32, started posting pictures of him on social media back in 2018.

The two-year-old pooch’s overbite gives him a permanent ‘smile’ as his upper jaw overlaps the lower one leaving his front teeth to be exposed in a funny grin.

But mum-of-one Sinead revealed Oz’s overbite was so severe he had to undergo surgery at an early age.

The customer service manager of Bathgate, West Lothian, said: “We’ve been in a dachshund group on Facebook since he was small and we actually crowdfunded on there as his surgery was so expensive.

 Oz with owner Sinead Kelly, from Bathgate, West Lothian

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Oz with owner Sinead Kelly, from Bathgate, West LothianCredit: Caters News Agency
 Oz has undergone treatment for his overbite - but is still fun and excitable

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Oz has undergone treatment for his overbite – but is still fun and excitableCredit: Caters News Agency
 He became a social media star when Sinead started posting pictures of him in 2018
He became a social media star when Sinead started posting pictures of him in 2018Credit: Caters News Agency

“Because of this, he became really well-known in the group, so when people met him it was like meeting a little celebrity.

“His overbite caused him some problems when he was little.

“Because his top teeth don’t fit inside both lips, they’re always quite dry so his top lip gets stuck to them a lot.”

Despite the issues he’s faced, Oz’s personality is just as quirky and adorable as his looks.

He’s scared of big dogs, male dogs, blonde dogs, men and small children, and he likes to bark to make sure they don’t come close

Sinead KellyOz’s owner

Sinead said: “Oz is so goofy! He likes to be with me at all times, so even if I’m busy doing housework or sewing he likes to be perched on my shoulder like a little parrot.

“He’s scared of big dogs, male dogs, blonde dogs, men and small children, and he likes to bark to make sure they don’t come close.

“If they do, he starts jumping until I pick him up and he hides up on my shoulder.

“He’s a little therapy dog for me, I suffer with bad anxiety and he seems to always know when I need him.

“If I start having a panic attack, he climbs onto my chest, presses his face against mine and just stays there.”

 Despite the issues he's faced, Oz’s personality is just as quirky and adorable as his looks
Despite the issues he’s faced, Oz’s personality is just as quirky and adorable as his looksCredit: Caters News Agency
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