A dog named Ben has gotten a lot of attention because of the way he looks. Ben is a rare black and grey golden retriever and poodle mix. He lives with his owner Mark in Frederick, Maryland. Ben’s fur is long all over but it is particularly long on his face where he has a very thick and impressive beard. This beard has been an object of interest from people that have seen Ben.
According to Mark, they often get attention and stares when they go out. Mark says that they often get the most looks when they are out in traffic. The 90-pound Ben is often seated in the front seat with Mark, and the large dog looks so much like a long-bearded man inside the car. Mark even took a picture of Ben inside the car and posted it online, where it quickly went viral. The photo has been shared by thousands of people on social media.
There have been a lot of people that have compared the bearded Ben to Chewbacca from the Star Wars movie series. Mark heard about it and provided a photo of Ben dressed as the Wookie for the Star Wars themed birthday party for his son. Ben seems to enjoy being dressed up and proudly displays his beard when his picture is being taken.
On social media, several people have compared Ben to several other famous bearded characters, including “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski movie or maybe a few characters from the TV Series Duck Dynasty.