A pint-sized pooch with a permanent scowl is taking social media by storm by looking ‘constantly fed up with life’ due to a wonky underbite that gives him an adorably grumpy expression.
Chico, an 11-month-old Brussels Griffon, looks hilariously miserable in dozens of photos taken by his owner Belle Evans who loves to dress him up in cute outfits and hats.
But Belle – a 47-year-old teacher from Lynchburg, Virgina – insists that Chico is in fact a happy, contented and loving pup.
He’s certainly a hit on her social media accounts where she has clocked up more than 9,300 followers on Instagram and more than 4,000 on Facebook.
Chico looks hilariously miserable as he poses for photos in a series of cute outfits and hats
Chico with his dog-loving owner Belle Evans, a 47-year-old teacher from Lynchburg, Virgina
Chico’s owner Belle Evans loves to dress him up and insists he’s a happy pup despite the frown
Chico is proving to be a hit on social media as he poses miserably in cute hats
Chico’s wonky underbite makes him look constantly fed up with life whatever the situation
Belle says she fell in love with Chico the moment she saw the tiny 8lb pup.
She said: ‘The first thing I noticed without a doubt was his crooked mouth. I could tell his jaw was somewhat off center.
‘I wasn’t sure if that was something that would change when his puppy teeth fell out but I hoped it would not. Thankfully he never lost that crooked look.
‘My favorite look is when he squints his eyes, along with his crooked mouth, makes me laugh every time.
Looking mean in leather, Chico dressed up as a police officer in jacket and cap
Chico looking grumpy with his more cheerful-looking ‘sisters’ Hazel, Rita and Ramona
Chico’s owner belle Evans says she fell in love with the cute pup at first sight
‘Honestly Chico always looks grumpy, irritated and just fed up with life but in reality he is the sweetest little guy around.
‘Brussels Griffons are a fantastic breed that are extremely friendly and loving.
‘People online immediately fell for Chico and his grumpy face.
‘I do get comments sometimes saying ‘I don’t think he likes that’ because of his facial expressions.
‘But Chico has the same expression whether he is wearing a costume or eating a steak.’
Belle says Chico loves being dressed up, despite his constantly miserable expression
Pint-sized Chico weighs just 8lbs and can fit snuggly in his owner Belle Evans’s hand
Grumpy pup Chico looking thoroughly cheesed off as he poses for the camera in a woolly hat
Chico looks so grumpy in her social media posts that some concerned followers ask her if he’s OK.
Dog-loving Belle has three other less grumpy-looking pets – Hazel, a 10-year-old pug mix, pug Rita, six, and three-year-old Ramona, a Boston terrier pug mix.
They also feature on her ‘Hazelandthegang’ social media pages.
Chico might be a lot smaller than his ‘sisters’ but that doesn’t stop him enjoying some playful wrestling with them.
Ride ’em cowboy! Chico likes nothing better than to sit on the backs of other dogs
Chico’s owner says the pup loves to be dressed up, despite looking like a moody teenager
Chico the grumpy pup manages to look hilariously miserable in any situation
And he loves them so much he even likes sleeping on their backs, earning him the nickname ‘the piggybacker’.
Belle said: ‘Chico has to be touching one of his sisters all the time. He really prefers to use them as pillows and his personal chew toys.
‘Rita and Ramona immediately loved him but Hazel, the queen of the castle took a while to warm up.
‘He is only 8lbs but blissfully unaware of how small he is. Since the get go he has been all in with his sisters and unafraid to step into the wrestling ring with them.
‘His sisters have been awesome helping him to learn that they have a crazy mother that dresses them up and takes tonnes of photos.
‘He has learned the routine and has no problem putting on his costumes.
‘Their four personalities just mesh well together and bring me so much joy. They make me laugh everyday.
‘Honestly they are not trained or really that well behaved but they make my life so much better and I’m lucky to have them.’
Who goes there! Chico playing the part of a stern-looking security guard
Chico loves climbing on the backs of Belle’s other dogs giving him the nickname ‘piggybacker’
Chico loves playing with this ‘sisters’ – Hazel, Rita and Ramona at home in Lynchburg, Virgina
He might look grumpy, but his owner belle Evans says Chico loves her other dogs
Looking smart: Chico dressed up in collar and tie, but still looking quite cheesed off