|Bizarre: A pet retriever in China has been dyed |
by its owner to resemble a tiger
If this strange creature growled at you, you wouldn't know whether to run from his sharp claws or pat him on the head and give him a biscuit.
From a distance, its striped orange and black coat makes it look like a particularly odd tiger.
But it's actually a retriever, the victim of the latest craze among some dog owners in China to dye their pets to look like other animals.
The Chinese are always quick to embrace bizarre trends, and it is not unusual for owners to take their dogs to grooming parlours where they are not only given a shampoo and trim, but a multi-coloured dye job as well.
|Doggy dye job: These small furry dogs look the spitting image of baby panda cubs|
|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 locals|