These days, people wear all sorts of names on social media – either to draw attention to themselves or just to drive traffic across different platforms. So when the dog name Gabe is mentioned, it sounds like one of those people trying to grab attention online. Nevertheless, it was actually a dog and it ruled the internet. Can you beat that? Well, if a dog can be famous like that, he should be very inspiring.

Gabe the dog was a sweet dog celebrity. The cute American Miniature Eskimo/Pomeranian dog was very famous for his sensational barking, published by his owner. Many people, including celebrities, loved and enjoyed listening to his sweet sound until his death in January 2017. Gabe topped the list of famous dogs alongside his friend Marnie The Dog.

Wondering how he gained his celebrity status and what led to his death? Find out below.

Gabe The Dog Biography

As mentioned above, Gabe is actually a dog! A cute Miniature American Eskimo/Pomeranian born on January 3, 2011, somewhere in Canada. So if you gave Gabe a nationality, it would look like he was Canadian. Being born on January 3 marks Gabe’s birth sign, Capricorn. Perhaps all of the characters he exhibited could be attributed to traits associated with a Capricorn.

There is no further information regarding the dog – whether he had a parent or parents who raised him or siblings who took him in.

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The dog Gabe belonged to Jesse Hamel. Gabe rose to fame shortly after Jesse posted a video of him on YouTube in 2013. The video titled “The New Source of Dogs” sparked many YTP music videos from musicians, artists and others. However, Gabe started gaining popularity with his sensational barking in 2012. So when his celebrity status was achieved in 2013, he was not at all surprising to many people who had been waiting for him for a long time.

Gabe the dog was the star of a popular page with the same name, known as the official Gabe The Dog Facebook page, where he amassed an impressive number of over three hundred thousand followers in a very short time. The page contained a lot of things about Gabe that made him more and more famous. Gabe was more famous than many human celebrities that almost everyone wanted to follow on their social media pages to keep up to date with their current and all deeds.

Gabe didn’t rise to fame without showing anything for it. His unique sensational barks have earned him a spot in the celebrity world. His trademark bark has been nicknamed the “Bork” and has also been used for Christmas carols and musical parodies in film soundtracks.

The famous dog died in January 2017, after suffering from heart complications. He battled his heart condition for about a year before his death. After his death, dog Gabe was left heartbroken, including his friend and owner Jesse Hamel. He died on January 20 at the age of six.

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  • The consequences of his death

The relationship between Jesse and Gabe was a charming one. Jesse helped Gabe rise to fame by letting the world know just how useful Bork’s sound could be. He (Jesse) took care of him with the resources his fame had accumulated. So when Gabe died it was hard for Jesse who mourned him deeply. He took to the official Facebook page of the deceased dog to announce the passing of his dog. Gabe’s death drew condolences and sympathy from around the world just hours after his death.

Although some sources believe his net worth may have been exaggerated, others believe it has been underestimated. Be that as it may, the fact remains that at the age of six a dog named Gabe earned and had more money than most human beings and that alone should serve as a form of ‘inspiration. The exact amount he left behind is not known, but it is expected to be as high as $1 million, given the fame he has commanded on social media.