Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chinese paint their dogs to look like pandas, tigers in new fad

One of my sister-in-laws sent me the link to this story and I just had to share it. The article is from and it is a keeper. If we had a dog, I would have to paint it to look like Baby Jaguar from Go Diego Go! Note that no animals were harmed during the typing of this email. The links have more great pics!

By Jodi Lai June 8, 2010 – 11:39 am
It’s so passe to put your dogs in purses and buy them designer clothes these days.
In the newest pet fad, dog owners in China are dyeing their mutts to resemble pandas and tigers, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reports.
Chow Chow dogs that normally have golden fur are being dyed white and black to resemble fluffy pandas. Golden Retrievers with light blonde hair are painted orange and given black stripes to look like tigers.
Oh, I love how China’s burgeoning middle class spends its money on the bizarre. More cute/ridiculous photos after the jump.
A Google search for “dog dye” frighteningly returns 2.7 million hits. There are hundreds of websites that instruct pet owners how to dye their dogs’ fur.
The Daily Mail reports that spending in the U.K. on pets has increased by 500% from 1999 to 2008, at the expense of the animals’ dignity, of course.
Check out this horrifying gallery of pooches dyed in every colour the rainbow has to offer.


  1. OK, now I've seen everything! I'm actually going to China soon with Mayor Bogaard on a Sister Cities visit. I'll keep a look out for this.

  2. Awesome! My 3 year old has a picture with the Mayor. I can't wait until this fad hits the US and people start reporting tigers that have escaped from the zoo.

  3. Too funny! Following you back!

  4. Thanks for following me back! So curious about the spam! Looking forward to some of your posts...

  5. I think it is torture to put dogs through this process, it takes a lot of time, they inhale the fumes - I wonder if they drug them?