Skip to comments.They’re black and white and huge in China – but they’re dogs: Panda ‘lookalikes’ are hit
Posted on 05/12/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by C19fan
It is panda-monium in pet shops in China as dogs that look like the country's unique and rare bears become all the rage. These dogs that look like pandas are selling out in pet stores across the country. In Chengdu city in southwest China's Sichuan province pet shop owner Hsin Ch'en cannot satisfy demand among the country's new middle class who want the cute dogs as pets.
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Imagine if some breeder could actually make a panda dog breed. The breeder would be a billionaire. I wonder if it is even genetically possible to get that panda like color scheme.
It would definitely be a money-maker. People love their pets.
They taste good too!!
Tastes like dog to me.
Honey, will you Wok the dog?
Standby for new FReeper Acronym:
*Groan* ... will you be here all week and want us to try the veal?
Ooooh..... I wuv fruffy puppies.
Having recently traveled in southeastern China,the most prosperous part of the country (apart from the capital),I can attest to the fact that the *huge* majority of their people live like animals.So,I can only assume that culinary considerations are key here.
Don’t forget to tip the waitresses.
No prob. Ever seen a Hampshire Hog? A Poland-China? Might take a while, though.
BTW, meanwhile are those B&W dogs dye-jobs, or what?
As full blast as the chicoms have been pursuing cloning and stem cell research, I would bet they’re ‘naturally’ marked that way, and possibly now related to Pandas.
Of course, these CHICOMs are the same wonderful folks who brought us the "monkey-Man" hybrid farm worker or Wal-Mart clerk(according to my complete tabloid liberry), so I suppose it's possible.
Man: "Good morning, I'd like to buy a cat."
Shopkeeper: "Certainly sir. I've got a lovely terrier."
Man:""No, I want a cat really."
Shopkeeper:"Listen, tell you what. I'll file its legs down a bit, take its snout out, stick a few wires through its cheeks. There you are, a lovely pussy cat."
Man:"No, no, no, no. Er, have you got a parrot?"
Shopkeeper:"No, I'm afraid not actually guv, we're fresh out of parrots. I'll tell you what though ... I'll lop its back legs off, make good, strip the fur, stick a couple of wings on and staple on a beak of your own choice.
Weren’t the chicoms grooming dogs to have “manes”, in order to pass them off as zoo lions?
Probably more fakery. Somebody will get caught with the evidence: hair dye and Sharpies.
Chows are cute to look at, but they can be very tempermental.
Sometimes Ginger Snaps!
‘With a bit of careful grooming and colouring it is easy to turn a chow into a panda dog in about two hours.
‘Then the look will stay with the dog for around six weeks and the owners bring them back for some touching up.
No thanks. I won’t have a dog that needs to see the stylist more often than I do. lol