Hugh Jackman was involved in a doggie pile-up in New York City yesterday (10.04.13).

The 'Les Miserables' actor was enjoying a stroll in the sun with his bulldog Dali when his pet's lead become entangled with a larger, fluffier canine's, who was so excited by the mix-up that it wrapped its legs around Hugh's dog.

While Dali appeared to struggle under the weight of his new pooch pal's big legs, the dog's owner tried her best to pull her amorous animal off as onlookers watched in amusement.

After Hugh, 44, finally managed to pull his loyal friend away he went to meet his wife Deborra-lee Furness, before they both picked up their daughter Ava, seven, from school.

Hugh first met his wife on the set of their native Australian show 'Correlli' in 1995 and the couple are celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary today (11.04.13) after tying the knot in Melbourne the following year.

As well as Ava, the couple also have son Oscar, 12.