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They’re black and white and huge in China – but they’re dogs: Panda ‘lookalikes’ are hit
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Julian Robinson

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: china; doggieping; dogs; pandadogs
Not a new breed but a Chow with some coloring done.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Cute!


2 posted on 05/12/2014 8:56:08 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

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.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 8:57:15 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
They’re black and white and huge in China – but they’re dogs

Delicious

4 posted on 05/12/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: C19fan

5 posted on 05/12/2014 9:00:23 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: C19fan

deys fruffy

:)


6 posted on 05/12/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: C19fan

It would definitely be a money-maker. People love their pets.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 9:02:56 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vaquero

They taste good too!!


8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:08:44 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: C19fan

Tastes like dog to me.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:09:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Honey, will you Wok the dog?


10 posted on 05/12/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: bray; Tennessee Nana
Wok the dog?

Standby for new FReeper Acronym:

GMWAS
(Gag Me With A Spoon.)

11 posted on 05/12/2014 9:16:23 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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To: bray

*Groan* ... will you be here all week and want us to try the veal?


12 posted on 05/12/2014 9:20:54 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Tennessee Nana

Ooooh..... I wuv fruffy puppies.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT by pat1969 (Where is the compromise between right and wrong?)
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To: C19fan

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.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 9:31:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: MHGinTN

Don’t forget to tip the waitresses.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: C19fan
..... panda like color scheme....

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?

16 posted on 05/12/2014 10:11:58 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 10:19:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN
Your Panda is somewhat of a taxonomical mystery, hanging out somewhere at the junction of bear, raccoon, and coatimundi, so those CHICOMs must be working late in the gene lab to splice the color thing into the dog thing. Coming to a Pets-R-Us near you, soon.

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.

18 posted on 05/12/2014 10:25:39 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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To: C19fan
Why am I reminded of this?:

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.

19 posted on 05/12/2014 10:26:21 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: C19fan; Daffynition

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.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: C19fan

Chows are cute to look at, but they can be very tempermental.
Sometimes Ginger Snaps!


21 posted on 05/12/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: C19fan

‘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


22 posted on 05/12/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT by sheana
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