Russian Dog Can Change Expressions On Command (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/19/13 EST Updated: 02/20/13 EST

At first glance, and without any audio, this German Shepherd might come off as a wee bit...off.

Luckily for his owner and handler, that's not the case. This pooch is just following orders to go from cute and curious to mean and nasty -- a common technique for guard dogs.

We prefer the dog's cute and curious look ourselves, but that's probably just our self-preservation instincts kicking in.

According to Reddit user 1ceBlind, the dog gets upset every time the owner says "Give it back" in Russian and is happy again when he says "Let's go outside."

Better give it back, whatever it is.

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