Judge Judy goes viral for letting dog choose it's new owner in bitter court case

goss 17/08/2017

Judge Judy has solved a legal battle over a small dog by letting it loose in the courtroom and seeing who it wanted to be with.

A clip of the unorthodox ruling originally aired in 2012, but has found a new audience after it was uploaded to YouTube earlier this week - being viewed more than 3.6 million times in just two days.

The defendant in the case claims she bought the dog, Baby Boy, outside a mall. The plaintiff says it was his dog originally, and was stolen from him.

In a scene some have compared to the ending of Disney film Air Bud, Judge Judy decides to settle the case by letting the dog choose.