Man Buys Toy Poodles, Turn Out To Be Ferrets On Steroids

April 8, 2013


Dogs: they're man's best friend. Ferrets: they are not. So you can imagine the surprise when an Argentinian retiree took his two newly purchased toy poodles for their first checkup and the vet was all, "These are f***in' ferrets, bro." I guess that's what happens when you buy two dogs that normally cost $1,000-apiece for $150/pair. Dude probably should have dropped the $150 on new eyeglasses instead.

Because since more traditional toy poodles (of the canine variety) can go for upwards of $1,000, one merchant at Argentina's largest bazaar got the brilliant, nightmare-inducing idea to pump a few of what Argentinians refer to as "Brazilian rats" (otherwise known as ferrets) full of 'roids and hair product, pass them off as warped, perhaps inbred poodles, and turn a handsome profit in the process. His creations were apparently at least somewhat convincing, since the man didn't even know anything was awry until his first trip to the vet.

Apparently it's not the first time it's happened either. Which makes me wonder: are dogs so rare in Argentina that people don't know what they look like? I feel like they should know what they look like. What about exotic cats? Because if my roommate's cats gets any fatter we could probably paint it and sell it as a baby tiger. Tell you what -- I'll get to work on that, you start making chicken-parrots.

Hit the jump for a closeup of an Argentinian toy poodle.


Thanks to Pyrblaze and Michelle, who know whats dogs look like and are pretty sure there were a couple miniature deer posing as canines at the Westminster Dog Show this year.

  • jtman9200

    I wonder how they exchanged the "poodles" and the money. I guess it was an elderly man who purchased the ferrets. Imagine the vet when he saw these ferrets with their hair permed and dyed to look like poodles. He must have been in shock. http://www.faithfulfriendsa...

  • what cute tiny guys

  • May

    another argentinian here.... We have dogs everywhere here, don't get confused.... It's just that we also have suprisingly stupid people too. what can you do?

  • disqus_t67ITjggnE

    Argentinean here: This is old news, first of all. Second, these were not domestic ferrets, so no, not a good deal. Ferrets are way more expensive than poodles here.

  • Guest

    These little guys may not make good dogs, but they would make great dusters if you let them play around the house. :D

  • Closet Nerd

    I've seen those ferrets shooting up steroids at the local gym
    .....just sayin

  • cmblake6

    Eet is not a weasel, eet is a ferret...

  • MojotronGT

    Simpsons did it! Ok, it was weasels with cotton balls stuck to them, but still

  • Rix Trix

    looks like a Pokémon

  • Guest

    - throws poke'ball

  • adognamedcat

    In other news, ferrets love packing peanuts.

  • Pinguinus Scipio Africanus

    So an Angorra Ferret gutloaded on steroids with bonus hair products and 15 min. of fame for $150? Sounds like a damn good package deal if you ask me.

  • 404mage

    Those are just angora ferrets.

    I'm surprised that he actually got a pair of those cheap.... angora ferrets tend to be a bit more on the aggressive side than normal ferrets...

  • Lmao

  • Lauren Frank

    until I saw the bank draft saying $9009, I didn't believe brothers friend could actualy erning money in their spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there neighbour started doing this for only about 16 months and recently repayed the loans on their house and bourt a brand new Toyota. read more at,

  • asdfasdf

    das monnies OVER 9000

  • Closet Nerd

    I just "bourt" a new Toyota too!
    .....just sayin

  • nickanderson1991

    Lauren Frank, you're a cunt.

  • Pic of a prety girl.. seems legit im in, just in case i disabled my antivirus and firewall, thank you!

  • Guest


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