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Meet Chicken, surf dog in training and GoPro athlete

Meet Chicken, surf dog in training and GoPro athlete

Chicken the blue brindle French Bulldog has garnered quite a following since she was featured in a great GoPro TV commercial.

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

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KING5.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 14 at 12:18 PM

Chicken the blue brindle French Bulldog has garnered quite a following since she was featured in a great GoPro TV commercial.

"Dad" Travis Pynn says a year-and-a-half ago he and his wife saw a blue brindle French Bulldog.

"We both fell in love and said we want one," he said.

They adopted a pup and named her Chicken. (Chicken has seven real chicken sisters so that may explain the name.)

Chicken often goes paddleboarding at Half Moon Bay, Calif.

"One of the times I had a camera on her," Travis said. "In one day her (online) numbers doubled."

Travis works in the media department at GoPro.

"My friend jokingly said 'you should do some Chicken footage,'" he said.

The rest is history. The ad with Chicken on the beach, carrying a stick with GoPro attached, has gotten nearly 750,000 views on YouTube since its debut in July.

"It's kind of a GoPro story," Travis said, adding "What a lucky dog Chicken is."

Chicken has a 2014 calendar that you can purchase.

Check out her TV commercial below.

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