A dog owner was left in stitches after her pooch apparently woke her up from a nap to “fight” her.

The comical footage has exploded on Reddit since it was shared yesterday (November 1).

It shows an adorable dachshund seemingly puffing out its chest and glaring menacingly at its owner behind the camera.

The pooch even appears to be standing on its back paws as if about to throw some punch.

The pet then drops down after losing balance but is quickly back up to adopt the fighting position.

Reddit user kimchibunny99, from San Jose, California, posted the clip with the caption: “I feel like my dog just woke me up from a nap to fight me.”

It has since received more than 7,000 upvotes and dozens of comments from viewers.

One wrote: “I’m putting my money on the doggie. He looks ready to whip that ass.”

Another mimicked the dog’s voice, saying: “‘You wanna take this outside!?’”

“That’s a badass dachshund you’ve got there!” a third added. “You can’t ever skimp on the treats, because this is what you get. A standoff.”

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While a fourth jokingly asked: “How much does he bench?” And someone else wrote: "Mr big chest."

It comes after TikTok viewers were left heartbroken after watching a golden retriever’s anxiety at seeing its favourite toy being washed.

Meanwhile, one cheeky dog who had been locked in her playpen was filmed hopping across the room in protest at not getting any food.

And a rescue dog who “loves cuddling” transformed her owner’s life in just one week.