Popular Hobby in China: Gooming Dogs into Other Animals

That's not a tiger in the picture, but a dog dyed to look like a tiger. It's an example of what The Daily Mail reports is a growing hobby in China: dying and trimming dogs' hair so that they look like different animals.

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.

Quite what the animals might think about it is another matter.


At the link, you can see what I think are keeshonds costumed as panda bears.

Link via Geekologie | Photo: China Foto Press/Barcroft Media

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oops, seems I was beaten to my "do this instead of eating endangered species" point by Glenn.

anyway, this is no worse than what we do to poodles:

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/23/teenage-mutant-ninja-poodle/

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/07/the-chicken-poodle/
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Haha, cute Frau. Hope it was nontoxic etc.

If they're doing this instead of trying to cut the willies off of every creature out there to put in their latest virility soup, works for me.
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