Meet China’s Adorable Chow Panda Dogs

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Fluffy panda look-alike dogs have become the latest must-have in China and the entire country has gone completely crazy for the cute black-and-white pups.

However, these dogs are not a new breed. They’re Chow Chows who have been carefully groomed and colored.

In Chengdu city in southwest China’s Sichuan province, pet shop owner Hsin Ch’en says their sale is a smash hit since everyone wants to adopt this fabulous canine.

“Ten years ago the natural instinct of a Chinese person was to eat a dog. Now we are like westerners and want one as a companion. The cute breeds like French bulldogs and Labradors were the favorites, but now it is the panda dog.”

He also adds that he is the one who perfected the technique of making a common Chow resemble a panda.

“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. There are no chemicals or cruelty involved. But the price of the dog does rise significantly because of the amount of grooming that goes into it. People don’t mind paying the extra though – they like the fact that heads turn in the street and they can tell their friends: ‘I have a panda dog’.”

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