Putting on Appearances: China’s Painted Dogs

From The Daily Mail

From a distance it could be mistaken for a reclining tiger, with its big paws and striped orange and black coat.

But then it stands up, wags its tail and barks – giving the game away.

This unsuspecting canine is the victim of what appears to be the latest craze in China – painting pet dogs to look like other animals.

A Chinese dog is dyed to look like a tiger. Bizarre: A pet retriever in China has been dyed by its owner to resemble a tiger

Today the retriever was joined by three furry friends whose dye jobs were much more convincing.

The tiny, fluffy dogs were the spitting image of baby giant pandas thanks to their makeovers.

The animals were pictured after being transferred to Zhenghou from Southwest China’s Sichuan province over the weekend.

Confused: Three small dogs were given makeovers to look like panda  cubs

Doggy dye job: These small furry dogs look the spitting image of baby panda cubs

Bizarre: A pet retriever in China has been dyed by its owner to  resemble a tiger

Transformation: The dog appears unfazed by its new coat

It is not known how the owners managed to get their animals to stay still in order for them to carry out the extremely convincing dye jobs.

Recent figures show money spent on pets across the nation has seen nearly a 500 per cent increase between 1999 and 2008 – but, arguably, at the cost of their pets’ dignity.

On parade: The dogs were put on show after being transferred to  Zhenghou from Southwest China's Sichuan province

On parade: The dogs were put on show after being transferred to Zhenghou from Southwest China’s Sichuan province

Confused: While some of the dogs didn't appear to be enjoying  themselves, they were a hit with localsConfused: While some of the dogs didn’t appear to be enjoying themselves, they were a hit with locals
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46 thoughts on “Putting on Appearances: China’s Painted Dogs”

  1. Please don’t give the Chinese any more attention!! This may be the cute side of what they do with dogs (and cats), but what about the dark side – – the ones who get skinned alive for fur or food????!!

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  2. i think also like PNunn…i don´t understand this chinese-people: they have two side…and i don´t like one of them!!!!!

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  3. For those that do not understand the reasoning behind this art,Yes I said art.I do not know the products used in China for this dying ,However many groomers right here in the good ‘ol USA that practice this unusual form of artistic creativity use non toxic ,organic, temp dyes or food coloring to achieve the bold appearances of what you see happening world wide in the pet industry .Most pet owners that may cringe over the sight of a colored dog use product regularly on their pets with no question what so ever on safety or over all quality of the products . Products such as dog shampoo’s, conditioners,colognes ,foods even dog treats which they feed daily .the list goes on..I personally see nothing wrong with this art as long as the artist is conscientious about the contents and safety of the products used to do so.. This is hair we are talking about we are not altering the dogs physical attributes cutting off limbs splicing DNA to make a new species.. its hair .. nothing more

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  4. this is rediculess i mean we dont paint our kids to look like somthing they are not poor dogs i think there should be a law against something like this

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