Remember the bull terrier dog whose face was often used to make staring memes and is very popular by the name of Walter or Pana Walter? Recently, a post stating that Pana Walter is actually dead was making rounds on the internet with some Instagram posts showing pictures of gunshot wounds to the dog. Read on to know the whole fact check analysis on the same.
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The pup's name is Nelson and he is famously known as Walter in the various memes that are made on him. The bull terrier is also known by the name Pana Walter. The one famous meme that everyone must have seen is the one where the image has a close up of terrier's face.
The terrier's face actually went viral in 2018 for the first time when her owner uploaded his pic captioning "When u open the front-facing camera on accident". Take a look at the tweet from 2018.
when u open the front-facing camera on accident pic.twitter.com/xeUesJOAej— 🐶 NELSON (@PupperNelson) September 30, 2018
No, Walter is alive and healthy. All the rumours about his death were shut down by his owner itself. It all started when a website named CelebritiesDeaths.com posted a pic of the bull terrier laying on the ground due to gunshot wounds. The article then gained a lot of attention as the name of the dog was stated as Walter, but with a different spelling.
Post that, many Instagrammers and Twitter users were seen posting condolence posts for the adorable bull terrier Pana Walter. However, when this post gained the attention of Walter's actual owner, she said that Nelson (Walter's real name) is alive and the pictures of the dead dog are actually of a dog named Billy. Billy was shot while he was protecting his owner from an armed robbery in Philadelphia. Walter's owner further clarified that the terrier shown in the image is alive as well.
The owner of the famous dog Walter aka Pana Walter aka Nelson mentioned that the dog whose pictures are circulating is actually a bull terrier named Billy and he is on his way to a complete recovery. See the post that Walter's owner uploaded.
Here is the proof according to Google Trends analysis stating how massively people were searching about their beloved dog Pana Walter. The Google trends state that people were searching for the terrier dog the most on June 15th.
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