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Old 06-08-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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A friend just sent this to me so I decided to share it. It is from a dog grooming competition in China .
[SIZE=2]Meet the Tiger Dog: Chinese owners dye pets to look like wild animals | Mail Online[/SIZE]
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm not sure how I feel looking at the dyed dogs. My first thought is to laugh because they do look funny and a bit cute. But I fall back on it's very odd. Dogs coats are gorgeous enough as they are born, they don't need to be tigers or pandas.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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There is a guy at my dog park that dyed his chihuahua to look like a tiger. It looks exactly like it. I'm not a fan, and apparently neither are all the dogs with prey drive, who try to attack this poor, submissive thing every time it comes to the park! There used to be one that was painted like a zebra, but I haven't seen her in a while.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i have seen this email.... and don't have anything good to say.....

i am a firm believer that a dog should keep unaltered all of the parts and colors and textures that the good lord blessed him with ..... well, except for the mommy and daddy parts......

this includes ear and tail docking..... don't see a reason for it AT ALL......
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Here we go, I knew I took a picture of the "zebra" dog. I wish I had one of the chi...he looks ridiculous!

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Old 06-08-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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poor dog.....
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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O.k. forgetting the stripes, is the blue-ish gray color natural? That color is amazing on pupster and would look so much better without the foolish stripes.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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O.k. forgetting the stripes, is the blue-ish gray color natural? That color is amazing on pupster and would look so much better without the foolish stripes.
No, the dog is back. She sprayed it with silver hair spray, then painted the black stripes.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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This is sad.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I'm really disgusted

I agree with the other posters; this is unnecessary, and almost borders on animal cruelty. I think that there is something inherently wrong with people who insist that something be something that it is not. If you like tigers, go to the zoo; don't get a dog and paint it like one.

I'm also a little concerned about the toxicity of the products that are used on these poor pets
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