This isn't actually a new concept, I reported on panda and tiger dogs back in 2010, they're just making the rounds again because apparently people in China can't get enough dogs that don't look like dogs. Man, I want a dog with its hair cut to look like a lion. I take that back -- I want an actual lion. 'ROAR?!' Hell yes you eat visitors!
Hsin Ch'en, who owns an animal store in Chengdu city in southwest China's Sichuan province, said he was struggling to meet demand [for chows groomed and dyed to look like pandas].
'...the look will stay with the dog for around six weeks and the owners bring them back for some touching up.'
He added the animals were not subjected to any chemical treatments during the process and were not harmed in any other way.
My dogs have always looked like complete wrecks and I have always loved them unconditionally. Even when they've shat on a roommate's bed. Actually, ESPECIALLY when they shat've on a roommate's bed. I had to act like I was upset, but deep down, I wish it had been me squatting on that Batman comforter.
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Thanks to Michelle, who wants a dog that looks like a cat and a cat that looks like a dog and she wants to name them frog and fishy.