Commanding respect isn't so easy for smaller dogs - desperate to convince the world that, despite their cute diminutive size, they still harbor a little wolf spirit deep down inside. Most of the time, however, the world just hears yapping.
But this smiling French bulldog recently got the chance to experience what life would be like as a creature much harder to write off or ignore.
In the clip, our power-hungry pup is seen donning his lifelike croc disguise, lurking in the shadows to scare random people passing by. He played the part perfectly, and brought the world to its knees.
While it's clearly pretty frightening for those unwitting victims, our crocodog at least seems delighted to give chase to his terrified prey. (And we imagine even they had a chuckle to find out it was really a Frenchie.)