Just Nuisance of the Royal Navy

  • Published: 16 September 2019
  • Just Nuisance, a Great Dane of remarkable size and legendary appetite, was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted into the Royal Navy. He was beloved of sailors in the greater Cape Town, South Africa area. This special episode of The History Guy features pictures of viewers' dogs.

    Special thank you to Adam Boyko, PhD, Chief Scientist at Embark https://shop.embarkvet.com/products/embark-dog-dna-test-kit/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=cns_acq_embark_brand_20190601&utm_content=embark&utm_term=embark&source=cpc&medium=google&gclid=CjwKCAjwwvfrBRBIEiwA2nFiPc6Ktq2LfVp9A6osGUTVfUGhzInF4_ZMdAQexMBtfTAr-YQLpv7eyxoC_YIQAvD_BwE

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Comments • 1 095

  • Eric B
    Eric B  2 days back

    I can't finish watching this because I miss my dog so much

    • jp
      jp  2 days back

      I am not quite sure what you meant by 'he was bred', I'm pretty sure Just Nuisance manged quite well without assistance. I do jest of course. I hope. It has many times been said that we Brits are 'stupid' when it comes to animals, I would use another word for those that slaughter everything that moves for fun.

      • AIDowntown Live Fernando Garcia

        Wow so Much History Thank U

        • Doogle Ticker
          Doogle Ticker  6 days back

          I think my heart is running warmer than normal, such is the power of this part of history. Thanks, History Guy.

          • bikebrains
            bikebrains  7 days back

            Google: just nuisance the movie

            • Howard Johnson
              Howard Johnson  1 weeks back

              Just Nuisance, AB: His full story
              by Terence Sisson | Jan 1, 1985
              5.0 out of 5 stars 7
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              $23.00 (7 used offers) Per Amazon

              • Howard Johnson
                Howard Johnson  1 weeks back

                What significance has the pix of the bird on your wall?

                • Tim McDaniels
                  Tim McDaniels  1 weeks back


                  • Betty H
                    Betty H  2 weeks back

                    I should have submitted a picture... My husband stood 6'4" and Maggie stood on her hind legs just as tall. ... May they both rest in peace.

                    • russell3380
                      russell3380  2 weeks back

                      Thank you for including dogs in our history. I cant imagine my history without them.

                      • Down and out in Paradise Panama living.

                        Great story!

                        • Johan Gradin
                          Johan Gradin  2 weeks back

                          This must win the internet! A video about an awesome dog accompanied by photos of other awesome dogs. Best video ever!

                          • Hazel Kagey
                            Hazel Kagey  2 weeks back

                            My favorite story so far! I have only seen one Great Dane so far in my life, they are magnificent dogs. Thanks for honoring his memory.

                            • Soul_Venom
                              Soul_Venom  2 weeks back

                              While talking about great danes why the fucking fuck am I being shown pictures of random dogs that are NOT great danes?

                              • victorvazco
                                victorvazco  3 weeks back

                                I love this episode

                                • speshul
                                  speshul  3 weeks back

                                  You brought tears to my eyes

                                  • speshul
                                    speshul  3 weeks back

                                    You should look up about a novel named Judy. An incredible dog, and an unbelievable story, China Singapore, bridge on the River Kwai, .
                                    How she look after the prisoners of the Japanese
                                    It is a great book.

                                    • Brett
                                      Brett  3 weeks back

                                      Who TH "thumbs-down" a video like this?

                                      • PartiZAn18
                                        PartiZAn18  3 weeks back

                                        Mind blown. I'm currently reading "Saffron's War" and mention is made of this dog's antics around Cape Town. Pleasantly surprised that he was a real good boi.

                                        • OutOfSight OutOfMind
                                          OutOfSight OutOfMind  3 weeks back

                                          Great Danes think they're little lap dogs. Like they are chihuahua. This dog in particular is amazing. Loved the story.

                                          • MrPerforations
                                            MrPerforations  3 weeks back

                                            you have not lived till you get mounted by a great dane….

                                          • bryan hurd
                                            bryan hurd  3 weeks back

                                            The statue of Just Nuisance has just been repaired,it was after so many years being untouched vandalized 🤔

                                            • M R
                                              M R  3 weeks back

                                              Great story!

                                              • William Donnelly
                                                William Donnelly  3 weeks back

                                                Would you do an episode on John Hay? He was a very interesting person in the beginning of the United States.

                                                • SuperWolf YT
                                                  SuperWolf YT  3 weeks back

                                                  Soldier bear when?

                                                  • Lee Smith
                                                    Lee Smith  3 weeks back

                                                    Professor Smith says, "I love the history guy..." That's my Glen terrier. I wish I could upload a picture. His eyes, face and expressions are so human like. I call him 'The nobel dog.' He loves to sit in my lap and drive the car almost as much as chasing (but not catching) the numerous cottontail (and occasional jack) rabbits here in Arizona.

                                                    • Nom du Clavier
                                                      Nom du Clavier  3 weeks back

                                                      I've heard of plenty of dogs not liking men but women D:

                                                      • Marcus Taber
                                                        Marcus Taber  3 weeks back

                                                        Sciatic is pronounced the same way psychiatry would be with just the S sound in front.

                                                        • Celtis Africana
                                                          Celtis Africana  4 weeks back

                                                          Good news!

                                                          • John Bond
                                                            John Bond  4 weeks back

                                                            Sir - You have started another revolution in South Africa,if they don't have enough already! In May 2019 someone stole the cap and collar off his bronze statue. Today is our Heritage day. In his recognition, these will be replaced today.

                                                            Thanks again for your great work in giving us history that deserves to be remembered! 😂😂😂

                                                            • tmdowell
                                                              tmdowell  4 weeks back

                                                              I wanted to take a moment to thank you for this episode. My wife has a very large Great Dane named Ruger. He’s everything you described Just Nuisance to be. Unlike myself, My wife is not a history buff and has never seen one of your episodes. However, I had her sit and watch this one and it literally brought her to tears. Thanks for all you do, remembering the little things in history makes a difference! If you’d like, just tell me how, and I’ll send you a pic of Ruger and my wife, he’s almost as tall as she is.

                                                              • Preston Flowers
                                                                Preston Flowers  4 weeks back

                                                                What a fantastic video and the dog pictures were amazing hopefully you get enough new ones and find another worth dog story

                                                                • ditroia
                                                                  ditroia  4 weeks back

                                                                  You should check out the Australian movie Red Dog. It’s about a stray dog that befriended miners.

                                                                  • AisForRebel
                                                                    AisForRebel  4 weeks back

                                                                    Well poop :( looks like my pup didn't make the cut.

                                                                    • AisForRebel
                                                                      AisForRebel  4 weeks back

                                                                      That's what I figured, I had sent you a follow-up email and you replied saying you're both trying to get it done ASAP! Even though you didn't include my Alice it was still a good video haha!

                                                                    • The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
                                                                      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered   4 weeks back

                                                                      AisForRebel we have hundreds more-we plan to get them all into future episodes.

                                                                  • J T
                                                                    J T  4 weeks back

                                                                    I wonder if there are any of his post cards still in existence?

                                                                    • TimeforThinkers
                                                                      TimeforThinkers  4 weeks back

                                                                      What a wonderful testament to one of "man's best friend!" Thank you for once again giving us a fascinating bit of history. Well done.

                                                                      • Celtis Africana
                                                                        Celtis Africana  4 weeks back

                                                                        In the 1990's, local television also did a docu-drama series based on his antics.

                                                                        • gravesclay
                                                                          gravesclay  4 weeks back

                                                                          Check out the story of the bretten germany, and how the "bretten doggy" became the hero of the town. An excellent historical story.

                                                                          • Michael Pruitt
                                                                            Michael Pruitt  4 weeks back

                                                                            Come on History guy at least show the dogs you are talking about. If you can’ get the dog right everything else is suspect.

                                                                            • Frank Frazier Jr.
                                                                              Frank Frazier Jr.  4 weeks back

                                                                              That's a wonderful story. Thank you

                                                                              • Malcolm MacLeod
                                                                                Malcolm MacLeod  4 weeks back

                                                                                We need more dogs and fewer people. Without a dog, life is palefully dull.

                                                                                • Wayne Harris
                                                                                  Wayne Harris  4 weeks back

                                                                                  What a pity South Africa is now finished just slowly sliding into total chaos.

                                                                                  • Gu1tarJohn
                                                                                    Gu1tarJohn  4 weeks back

                                                                                    This is SO re-watchable. <3

                                                                                    • Mike Kent
                                                                                      Mike Kent  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Wonderful story. Now we need a special cat episode.

                                                                                      • CrazyBear65
                                                                                        CrazyBear65  4 weeks back

                                                                                        You should do one about Sgt. Stubby, the most decorated war dog of WW1. Pit Bull. Saved lives, what Pits do best.

                                                                                        • Nathan L
                                                                                          Nathan L  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Great Story.. Thanks!

                                                                                          • Ken King's Flying Machines

                                                                                            Ok, that made me cry.

                                                                                            • Talesin- God of the Internet

                                                                                              AMAZING! Cant stop LOLing
                                                                                              sad he went so soon