Rufus had launched a dance with the instrumental The Dog and while the craze spread he topped it with Can Your Monkey Do The Dog. While the next dance craze started taking over, he plundered this one with Somebody Stole My Dog.
Dennisons [hit UK]
John Cale [live]
André Hazes [as Ik Ben Een Gokker]
Walking The Dog had already been a popular dance during WW I, mainly through John Sublett, known professionally as Bubbles of the Buck & Bubbles tap dance team. He claimed he invented the step in 1910 when he was 8 years old.