Putting on Appearances: China’s Painted Dogs

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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. I don’t know what people are whinging bout, i prefer the chinese to be dying their dogs than eating them, USA people need to get the hell over it, i love the job they’ve done with their dogs, it’s fantastic. I’m pleased to see some chinese people actually love their dogs rather than eating them.

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  2. Dyeing pets has been done before by some fashionista Americans to try and make themselves look “cool”. The Chinese unfortunately will cut corners and use anything other than correct dyes for animals as they won’t follow Health & Safety regulations. For some reason the Chinese cannot recognise cruelty and barbarism with animals and seem to think that all animals are put on this earth for them to do whatever they want to regardless of pain and suffering. I hope one day that a whole new generation will be educated into respecting animals and not abusing them.

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  3. Why they dont paint on their bodies…?because human can said NO and DONT WANT,but dogs cannot voice out ,if dogs can voice out i think is useless because those people like to abuse animals they not even think it will hurts the dogs.

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  4. they are only dogs the human race should be able to do what it wants its ok to eat cows and sheep but not dogs. what gives someone the right to tell you what you can and cant eat all they are is wasted food

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