China's latest craze: dyeing pets to look like other wild animals
A dog is painted as a baby giant panda during the launch of a new pet park at Dahe Mincui Park on June 5, 2010 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.
June 22nd, 2011
01:51 PM ET

China's latest craze: dyeing pets to look like other wild animals

By Emily Lodish, Global Post

They only look like baby pandas.

These little bundles of joy are actually chow chow dogs that have been dyed black-and-white to look like pandas.

Dyeing pets has been a trend in pet pampering for quite some time. At last summer's Pets Show Taipei, there was a fierce dog-dyeing competition. Check out photos.

But dyeing your pets to look like other wild animals is a more recent development.

The trend demonstrates how quickly and dramatically attitudes toward pets — particularly dogs — have changed in many parts of Asia.

Read: Can China censor its leading artists, Ai Weiwei?

In Taiwan, for example, just 10 years ago, dogs were still eaten in public restaurants and raised on farms for that purpose. Traditional Chinese medicine held that so-called "fragrant meat" from dogs could fortify one's health.

Now, eating dog is viewed by many as an embarrassing reminder of a poorer time.

With more money to spend, newly wealthy Chinese have embraced dog-owning culture with a vengeance. Dogs are brought into restaurants, fussed over in public, dressed up in ridiculous outfits and dyed to look like ferocious tigers.

Panda or chow chow? Tiger or retriever? You be the judge:

People take the dogs which were painted as baby giant pandas and tigers out during the launch of a new pet park at Dahe Mincui Park on June 5, 2010 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.
A dog is painted as a baby giant panda during the launch of a new pet park at Dahe Mincui Park on June 5, 2010.

People take the dogs which were painted as baby giant pandas and tigers out during the launch of a new pet park at Dahe Mincui Park on June 5, 2010 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.

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  1. Grannie

    If you did that in the USofA, you'd get arrested for animal abuse!

    June 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • LttlGTO

      Then, we had better be prepared to arrest all of the beauticians in America. At least 25% of the american public engages in this barbaric hair/fur dying ritual....let's get real people.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • Sobaka

        People have a choice. Dogs don't!

        June 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • tommas

        Sobaka, and people care how they look and dogs don't. I think I dog is going to be real upset having to go through an hour or so of rubbing and attention to get dyed.

        June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • Melina319

        Just b/c we choose to put ourselves thru the process doesn't mean we have the right to inflict it on others. Animals and children should be off-limits to this sort of thing. I'm sure dyeing the fur around an animal's eyes is painful and scary. It's just wrong.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • j. von hettlingen

        Goodness! Hope this craze would grasp Europe.I like my tabby as it is!

        June 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
      • CJ


        You must have a horrible mother. I always liked getting my face painted for halloween. But, my mom was a good mom. If it was painful for you, you should have asked her to stop slapping you in between applications.

        June 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
      • Muhahaha

        Do dogs have a choice not to live with their owner? Why are dogs on leash in the U.S.A? That's animal cruelty too. We should let dogs do whatever they want to do, including eating American babies. LOL.

        June 23, 2011 at 9:19 am |
      • Jack MeHoff

        Clearly we need to stop this terrible practice. I propose we just nuke the Chinese babies to prevent it from happening in the future. We should also kill the puppies so they don't get dyed with this toxic stuff. Problem. Solved.

        June 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
      • Beth Wilner

        I don't really understand why everyone's fretting about how this practice might endanger dogs' health when we people (yes, animals as well) have been mutilating our bodies for ages. In far more brutal ways.

        A lot of the naysayers commenting around here are clearly more eager to poke fun at the Chinese people with passé stereotypes than to question their own hygienic/cosmetic practices or those of pet owners. These opportunities seem to rise all to often these days, as reality is on the rise–face it, bigots.

        Here in Canada, as in America as well I understand, people do many questionable things with their pets. Doggie sweaters, invisible electric collars, and much other weirdness. Leona Helmsley's millionaire pooch. I'm a pet owner, a proud cat and dog owner. I personally prefer to allow Dreamer and Dex to run free in their birthday suits. I don't mind people's being creative with pets; it's not new.

        Can't people just keep racism out of it, though?

        July 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
      • Ocilia Canton

        Lets put it clear, After centuries look upon as food. Not as companions added family member and protector of there homes, . Its about time. If I was a dog dye away{ Green } If you want , Just dont return me back to being one of your food sores.

        July 16, 2011 at 10:59 am |
      • Truth

        Dolphins and whales are very intelligent creatures, possibly even smarter than mentally retarded humans, and they don't have a choice on how they want to live. Their habitat are constantly destroyed by human; they are hunted, and they are held captive in zoos! They don't have a choice either so this isn't just a single problem caused by a single country, China. Humans, that's the problem. They are evil creatures that ruin every aspect of life. Anyway, cats and dog were once wild species before being domesticated. People do not speak the language of cats and dog. How do HUMANS know that they, the pets themselves, want to be kept as a pet? THIS IS THE TRUTH. HUMANS LOOK DOWN UPON ANIMALS, AND BECAUSE OF THAT, ANIMALS WILL NEVER HAVE CHOICES!

        July 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • jp404

        @LttlGTO, 25% of Americans engage in fur dying? Where did you get this percentage? Has anyone else reading this article ever seen a pet that has been dyed in their day-to-day life, besides on TV? I'm pretty observant, am quite social, work for the public, and really like animals, but even with all of that, I've never seen this is real life.

        September 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
      • wasso

        I just gave my dog a nose job and face lift and she's preening herself in front of the mirror

        October 20, 2011 at 12:39 am |
      • Meerkat21

        Dyeing a dog is bad. Killing a cow after milking for whatever it's worth is okay. Modern white logic.

        October 20, 2011 at 2:03 am |
      • GroomingGirlLuvsHerPups

        @Truth --Do you have pets???

        If it were not for us evil humans....The Dogs and Cats we adore and love today ,would not even exist! Humans bred down Wolves and smaller wild cats like Serval's do some research before you just spew out some ridiculousness!!! Do you think there were Labs, Retrievers, Westies, Schnauzers, Calico, Tortuous shell, Long Greys or Scottish Fold Cats just romping around in the wild EVER??? No...they would not survive! 99% of pet owners love and care for very well their pets and then you have the 1%, like anything that is Bad, Evil etc.....This is also the case in nature....there are animals that have a natural tendency to not follow the instinct inclined to the majority and are plauged with mental illness, disease etc..that cause them to kill fellow pack members for not "natural" reason. All living creatures can be flawed! Do you think for a minute that a dog that gets "dyed" would rather be running wild out in nature...staring to death, freezing, wet, and struggling just to survive everyday? Or be loved and fawned over with attention and affection and well taken care of???? As for the dying process which I have done mannnny times....I can assure you that alot of dogs just drift off to sleep or try and give you kisses while you are softly stroking their faces and giving them massages...THEY FRIGGEN LOVE IT!!!! So get off your High Horse and until you have actually experienced something.....seen the result...and then you can judge!!!

        November 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
      • Gloria Hovde

        HA.. you're an idiot.

        December 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
      • emenot

        Apparently you are ignorant of this animal cruelty law, it may seem harmless or even a stupid law but none the less American animal lovers reign on this one...

        December 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
      • David Miller

        Whoever leash the dogs should be sentenced to wear a leash for life.

        December 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
      • Gloria Hovde

        Beauticians are CONSENSUAL!!! Animals have no choice. They cannot consent. Get real China.

        December 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
      • simon

        its just a animal get over it u peta libral idiots

        March 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
      • Brandon

        You are correct Sobaka, they do not have the choice to make themsleves look awesome. We take care of that for them.

        March 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • Here we go!

        Offensive post in 3...2...1... Well at least they aren't eating the dogs!

        April 25, 2012 at 11:21 am |
      • RobertC

        They use a non-toxic vegetable-based dye. It doesn't hurt the dog at all.

        April 28, 2012 at 12:08 am |
      • LaRita Lynn

        This is a bit much.

        July 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm |
    • Dana

      No, it happens all the time, and there are dyes safe for animals.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
      • cheryl

        Sorry , But the dye they are using on those dog is not doggie dye , I am a pet groomer and doggie dye can't put that deep a color on dogs .they are useing chow dogs above ,no way is dog dye going to take a black or red chow and turn there fur white.

        June 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
      • Tim

        And how is it that you could absolutely know that there are dyes out there that CAN'T do exactly what you're saying is impossible?
        Oops...sorry, was that too many double negatives for you in one sentence? Your bad grammar just makes you sound...DURF.

        June 23, 2011 at 9:23 am |
      • John

        They can't make safe baby formula, dog food or drywall in China, wouldn't bet a $1 that this dye is safe either.

        June 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
      • jalynne

        To Cheryl: Chows can be fawn and cream colored, too.

        June 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
      • Lilgtogirl

        @Tim, you CANNOT do it. You think if it was humanly possible to get hair that white all girls would not look like Gwen Stefani?? You are a moron. The reason its difficult is because that kind of dye is ILLEGAL because it would take toxic amounts. Are you really that stupid that you chose THIS to be your platform to prove it?

        June 25, 2011 at 11:31 am |
      • Don Bail

        I think this is creative. When you are talking manipulating animals, zoo is a big mistake. When British invented zoo, this was a big mistake. Only the invention of zoo, so comes all kinds of manipulation of animals , or even abuse, including circus.

        June 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
      • What a retarded

        @cheryl You call yourself a groomer when you don't even know that chow dogs can be white colored.... What a hypocrite!
        Great blond moment there!

        July 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • Groomer

        Cheryl is absolutely right. It is hard to color dogs (especially with black color) without using harsh dyes. I would NOT want that stuff around my eyes. But what's a little dyes when groomers are bleaching black dogs too. It started in the show ring with bleaching out stains on white dogs, now they are bleaching out over half the dog. You should see some of the pictures I have seen on Facebook. Next they will be piercing their ears. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be a groomer.

        November 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
    • tommas

      Last time I checked people are still cutting the tails of their dogs and declawing their cats. Painting is no that big of a deal.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • jdg

        Lol @ the chinese. Firstly for their incredibly obvious posters named jack, ted, fred, tom, susie and other stereotypical american names. No one gives a crap about you dyeing animals. so you can save your knee jerk crybaby defensive reaction to this article. but your guilt ridden responses are hilarious.

        If there is something we do care about, its how you kill animals that are used for fur or food. your cruelty in that department knows no bound. So hopefully these cute pets will make you appreciate animals more and give you a better sense of empathy
        keep up the improvments.

        June 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
      • c2

        You're a sad little man Jdg...

        June 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • McFancy

        Agree with tommas & c2
        LOL @ jdg, you really are a sad little man

        August 15, 2011 at 3:35 am |
      • Tristan

        Wow, American's don't seem to be able to comment on any matter, no matter how small, without spouting hatred and violent abuse.

        These dogs look ridiculous and for that reason I hope this stops. But it is at the end of the day, an aesthetic. The dogs themselves unless in pain are not going to be bothered one way or the other. Let's not forget that these dogs have been bred by humans (often to the detriment of their genetic health) to look in a certain way anyway. How many wolves have you seen bringing down prey, all looking like King Charles Spaniels? In fact, Americans more than others, mutilate their pets for their own taste or convenience. De-clawing a cat is common in the US – though banned as an act of barbarism in the UK – because it involves not only removing claws, but removing digits. It causes a high level of stress to the cat.

        Someone made the point, before being abused by his fellow Americans, that in China, animals are treated in incredibly cruel ways and that maybe, if this makes people start to regard animals as something to look after, it might reduce their cultural trend towards violence against non-human animals. On balance this is not something to get excited about unless there is evidence that this is causing the pets harm. That evidence is not presented in this story however.

        November 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
      • GroomingGirlLuvsHerPups

        AMEN Tommas!!!! as well as cropping ears.

        November 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
    • Sean

      Yet US is the only place I see where dog's tails are cut off. At first I though cause there is a special bread of dogs in American, then I found out the truth....

      June 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • William

        I agree...the AKC sets standards on the 'correct' length for docked tails and ears which seems nutty to me.

        I always wondered what would happen if you asked a Doberman breeder to give you a registered puppy with floppy ears and a normal length tail. Would they do it?

        June 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
      • dfg

        actually people cut dog tails and crop ears all over the world. and it IS beneficial to some dogs like for example the jack russel terrier. Because they jump so much they tend to break their tails a lot. The cutting of the tail is meant to avoid future accidents.
        That's the same thing as you removing your tonsils or wisdom teeth.

        June 23, 2011 at 7:23 am |
      • Maria

        Tail docking and ear clipping are barbaric. There are some hunting breeds, however, such as the Vizsla, whose tail wags a lot through the brush while hunting that the tail often breaks and has to be docked anyway. If you have one of these types of dogs and plan on using them for hunting, by all means, save them the pain later and dock. If you never intend to use your Vizsla for hunting or perhaps trail running, keep the tail!!!!! But really, who actually uses hunting dogs for hunting anymore?

        June 23, 2011 at 8:08 am |
      • aafz is not the same as wisdom teeth or tonsils. I'm a licensed veterinary nurse and their is only one benefit to doing ear cropping and tail docking and its for looks! Part of it is the AKC standards and they do it to other breeds so they can fight them and not have to worry about their ears getting torn! A lot of veterinary hospitals will not even do the surgery anymore b/c it is for no reason other than to appease the owner. As far as the dye goes...hopefully its safe! I remember when that craze started her and ppl dyed them for Easter. I treated a lot of sick puppies b/c of it!

        June 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
      • Robert

        The AKC is responsible for more animal cruelty with their stupid show "points" standards than China has in its entire history. My poor little schnauzer came to me without his tail or half his ears and traumatized from a year of abuse. His humans abused him then abandoned him because he didn't have enough "points" to be showable. I have nothing but contempt for those people. This dyeing craze is kind of silly but I see no evidence the animals are suffering from it at all. Eventually, their coats will grow out. My dog will never get his tail or ears back.

        June 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
      • Palito

        "actually people cut dog tails and crop ears all over the world. and it IS beneficial to some dogs like"

        Maybe it is beneficial to cut off your dicccckkk too?

        September 7, 2011 at 8:28 am |
      • jlh

        Actually cropping ears and docking tails considered inhumane in Europe/Scandinavia and I believe it is also illegal in most if not all European and Scandinavian countries. My Yorkshire Terrier is from Poland and she has her tail. I love that she is a WHOLE DOG

        October 31, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
    • Robert

      This isn't even close to real animal abuse. If you devote energy to fighting this it is equivalent to trying to start a campaign to help people afford name brands instead of generics to prevent starvation.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • William

      In the US I've seen seniors dye their french poodles with a pink or blue tinge to match their owners' hair. I wouldn't be too surprised if the dog-show crowd all give their contestants a bit of color 'help' before the show. No need to get upset about this.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
      • cdm

        CUTE! I will do that to my pet!

        June 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
      • JC

        You think it would be toxic when the animals lick their fur to bath themselves? Not too sure?

        July 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
    • Juli

      Americans do this to pets all the time. Dog salons will cut, perm, straighten, and dye pet's hair no problem. Haven't you ever seen those stupid pink poodle cuts? You can get dyed baby chickens around Easter too. None of it harms the animal, in fact getting a bath is probably more traumatizing. It's a harmless craze; what's with all the hysteria?!?

      June 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
      • kosmonova

        the hysteria is due to this being done in china, where everything the people do is wrong and barbaric no matter if it's being done in other places in the world... it's called a double standard.

        June 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Buck

      No, you actually wouldn't get arrested in the US. Applying dye to your pet's fur isn't hardly a case of abuse compared to some of the things that ARE perfectly legal in the US. For example, getting your dog's ears altered so they stand up straight or removing a cat's claws so they don't scratch up your furniture. A pet doesn't have that choice in the matter plus it's painful.....but yet it's legal in the US. So I'd stop being so proud about how well we treat pets in the US. I honestly doubt it's that uncomfortable for a dog to get its fur dyed anyway.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
      • Susan

        Cropping and docking is not all that painful.
        Docking the tails is done usually before the pup is 3 days old and the nerves are not finished developing. As for the cropping of the ears, it is a surgical procedure, done under anesthetics. My pups are playing the day of the surgery, with no troubles at all.
        Are you people who are condemning a historical procedure circumsized or doing so to your sons? Piercing your baby daughters ears? Get over it.
        Instead of going after things you obviously know nothing about, why not focus your energy on actual animal abuse such as puppymills, chaining dogs in yards to trees 24/7, dog fighting and other serious and very real issues.
        But no, is easier to go after the show dogs who are VERY well taken care of and immensely loved.

        June 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
      • Jellomundo

        Susan, there is a huge anti-circumcision movement in the U.S. now and many people choose not to pierce their girls' ears.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:42 am |
    • Sam

      If people did this in the USofA, Americans would say cute and creative.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
      • Emigdio

        Actually, I would look at the title and say "WTF?" then when I see the pictures, id say "aww, so cute."

        June 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
    • Evangeline

      It is animal abuse!

      June 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
      • Jamie

        Find something real to worry about ldlot!

        April 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Anne

      hahaha yes, but they look funny

      June 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
    • Yeti

      you think dyeing dogs is cruel, but cutting their penis is ok?

      June 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
      • aafz

        I'm not sure where in the world they cut the penis! If you are talking about neutering or do absolutely nothing with the penis! And by neutering you pet it can prevent testicular and prostate cancer in the future.

        June 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
      • @aafz

        your point? if you cut of a woman's breasts she wont ever get breast cancer, cutting off a dog's reproductive organs to save them from "health risk" is a misguided reason, you don't want your dog to breed because it's an inconvenience to have unsellable pups, humans made dogs from wolves, now we control every aspect of their lives

        April 26, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • VegasRage

      Of all the stupid things to do to your animal.

      June 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
    • Ms.Gill

      Say's who?.

      June 23, 2011 at 3:18 am |
    • anon

      I thought dogs were color blind....? Do they care?
      Dogs like attention, just like women who color their own hair.

      June 23, 2011 at 4:25 am |
    • Thom

      I want one ! I once had a white cat with a black mohawk, left eye blue, right eye green, and extra thumbs. He was from Hawaii. Named him after Mr. T in Rocky3( Clubber Lang). He was a COOL CAT. I think one of these would be SO COOL,

      June 23, 2011 at 9:11 am |
    • Madeline

      A lot of people in the US dye their pets fur. Maybe not to look like wild animals but I've seen more than my fair share of pink poodles.

      June 23, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • Kathy

      Americans have been dyeing dogs for several years. There are special dog dyes. The trend is growing to include some pretty outlandish patterns and colors. Check out pics:

      June 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
      • arya

        The comments of this post and those of the link you offered contrast in a funny way.

        October 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
    • George

      That right babe, we only dye the dog we think not eatable and we do not give a shiat what certain people thinks from a country killing people in hundreds on daily basis and still it has a right to judge other people.

      June 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
    • Jeannie

      We already do! Sad 🙁

      June 24, 2011 at 10:10 am |
    • Ronald

      More bleeding heart BS. Until you stop consuming ANY products containing ANY animal products or by-products (yes, there are more than you think), stop whining. Stop wasting time and energy fighting these BS PETA causes when there are HUMAN children and adults being abused and mistreated in world. Priorities.

      June 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • JamesonK

      Dogs eat their own poop, you really think they care about being dyed?

      June 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
      • tc

        Finally some perspective.

        June 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
      • anonymous

        Yes of course they do 😛

        February 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • Someone

      This is RIDICULOUSLY fucked up.

      June 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
    • pokerdiva

      I'd rather they paint them than skewer them on a stick and barbecue them like the chinese still to this day do.

      June 29, 2011 at 12:34 am |
    • kev

      EEERRRRR no if you done that in the USA it would be cosidered strange but fashion, chinese people do it, and all of a sudden its cruelty... its barely cruelty we dye are friggin hair, na dyou people dress up your cats and dogs... white people just try and make chinese people looks bad at everything they do,, its getting to the point its begginning to be very sad now..

      its like the useless kids getting jealous at the better kids in school, pickin at every little thing they do... SAD LITTLE PEOPLE... worry about your own country thats in debt, falling apart, and inhumainly killing woman and children for oil pfftt

      December 4, 2011 at 11:39 am |
      • Gloria Hovde

        All of this doesn't matter. STOP your animal abuse China

        December 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • Gloria Hovde


      December 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
    • brice

      i want one

      February 20, 2012 at 12:33 am |
    • Chinese American Dog Lover

      That is so NOT true. I have seen plenty of BIMBO blonde chicks who have pets with dyed hair. Personally I have 3 dogs and just had one die on me. I NEVER dyed their hair. I would NEVER risk my pets getting cancer for stupid kicks. They already go through enough torture going to the Vet when they get fixed and treated. I could not imagine keeping my dogs in such uncomfortable positions long enough to get a pattern on their coat. Maybe one color is something they could tolerate, but for now the flea dip is all they will have to endure besides the normal vet stuff. I think the hard part for the dog would be keeping still and not licking the various dye off of their coat. I am proud to say my dogs have NATURALLY beautiful coats. My pair of German Shepherds have very nice colors and super soft fur. My little brindle naturally has all the stripes he will ever need. We call him little tiger because of his nice natural stripes.

      April 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • Sigourney Street

      I'd never treat my dog that way. It seems to me to be a cruel punishment.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
    • Elizabeth Percy

      And a good thing too, God Bless America!!

      April 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • deniz boro

      Reminded me of the "PAINTED BIRD" by Kozinsky where a group of children takes a bird and paint it in various colors. The childrens' intention was perfectly innocent. They just made the bird look better. But in the "Painted Bird"

      April 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • deniz boro

      Reminded me of the "PAINTED BIRD" by Kozinsky where a group of children takes a bird and paint it in various colors. The childrens' intention was perfectly innocent. They just made the bird look better. But in the "Painted Bird" the rest of the birds did nor accept this uncommon "creature" and hacked it to death.

      April 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • deniz boro

      Reminded me of the "PAINTED BIRD" by Kozinsky where a group of children takes a bird and paint it in various colors. The childrens' intention was perfectly innocent. They just made the bird look better. But in the "Painted Bird" the rest of the birds did nor accept this uncommon "creature" and hacked it to death. If this is caviar for the general well so be it.

      April 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • deniz boro

        Ta admin.

        April 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Grand Marais, MI Viewer

      This is clearly a stupid practice. I am embarrassed for those poor pets!

      April 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • REALLY

      Really! If you have that much money to spend on non sense, share the wealth.....this is super silly and superficial. why is this even been reported on CNN? Forget animal Abuse this is people abuse....abuse of power. AHHHH I AM SO HAPPY THAT MAN'S UNLOGICAL GOVERMENT IS SOON COMMING TO AN END. i can't take the supidity much longer.

      June 23, 2012 at 6:49 am |
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      December 28, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Dom

      And yet people who crop the dog's ears in US is okay and not animal abuse. *Rolls eyes*

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  2. Angela

    How are the Chinese always so absentmindedly cruel to domestic animals? I know this occurs in the U.S. and Western culture as well, but only the Chinese would create a fashion obsession out of dying one's pets.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • Wootings

      ...what about dying their fur is cruel? Unless you have some information that demonstrates that the pet incurs some kind of pain from the dying process, I don't see that there's any animal rights issue here.

      Other than, as noted in the article, at least they're not eating them anymore.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
      • eg

        i think you mean "dyeing" lol!

        June 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
      • the malkovich malkovich

        Some of the seedier areas of China still eat dog

        June 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Jack Russell

      Dogs were not considered as "domestic" animals. It is no different than americans eating cows, pigs, chickens, etc.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • Pat Reardon

        Jack, cows, pigs and chickens are domesticated animals. Actually there are plenty of people out there with pigs as pets – supposedly they are as smart as dogs. I think what you are getting at is that dogs were not considered useful animals. I don't think that's what caused them to be eaten. Horses were useful in France, but that didn't stop them from eating them.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
      • jdg

        That's where you're wrong. You're attempting to put dogs in the category of livestock in the basis that they aren't human. The fact is, dogs evolved with man. They are the only animal that can accurately read human facial expressions and understand a pointed finger. not even chimps can do that. as well humans genetically understand the emotions in a dog's bark. scientists say we would not have advanced without them.

        Long story short, eating dogs is an act of human betrayal. Loosely akin to cannibalism.

        June 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
    • Pat Reardon

      If a little paint qualifies as cruel in your book, what does selective in-breeding do for you? Chinese don't actively try to create new "breeds" of dogs – a large part of the reason it took so long to establish "recognized breeds" for Chinese dogs. It's an odd western thing to compel them to inbreed and genetically weaken these poor animals to all manner of ailments. Not to mention the sick-and-wrong obsession with designer toy dogs.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
      • KC

        They breed them only to get bigger drumsticks.

        June 25, 2011 at 10:23 am |
    • Sam

      Why is that when others are doing things that we don't do here we always look at them negatively? Look, making an animal as your pet is cruel no matter how you do it.

      June 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
      • Loving Dog and Cat Owner

        You, Sam, are an extremist nutcase.

        June 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
      • Rileyblush

        nuts indeed.

        June 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
    • A Chinese

      At least we don't cut off their balls. If I have to choose between my balls and my hair color, I would have you dye my leg hair to save my balls. Hypocrits!

      June 23, 2011 at 3:57 am |
      • FactualPerson

        Agree !

        June 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
      • Chinese American Dog Lover

        Cutting off the dogs balls is GOOD for the dog. He will live LONGER and have less risk from testicular cancer. Unwanted feral dogs are a sad reality ALL OVER THE WORLD. If you are not a breeder do the RIGHT thing and cut those balls off!

        April 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
      • another chinese

        I think you are confused....having the balls removed is not illegal nor is it a health risk, (unless improperly done) and it helps the dog from being less aggressive (in certain breeds) and also helps the risk of more dogs being born when people can't take care of them...

        April 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
      • A Chinese

        Again, put yourself in dog's shoe, you can tell me all you want how much longer one would live. Just answer me, would you have your balls cut out or dye your hair.

        April 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
    • Chinese American

      How is this different than people dyeing their poodles pink and give them weird hair cut??? Or right, these are Chinese and that’s why it’s wrong, right? … It’s called Double Standard!

      June 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
    • drifting

      yeah, only the chinese turn this into a fashion craze: CREATIVE GROOMING CONTEST.
      every other country does it, pink poodles and such. why do you blame only the chinese?

      June 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
    • Chinese American Dog Lover

      Actually the craze started in Europe and the USA FIRST!!!

      April 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  3. BryanH

    Wow.... poor dogs

    June 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • Nah

      bryan: "Wow.... poor dogs"

      Yeah, poor them. They get more attention, affection and petting because they're even more "cute" this way. I'm sure they're hating it.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • BryanH

        Yeah I bet dogs just love dye placed all around theyre eyes and spending hours in the salon.. they're dogs, not ppl who think they are better than others.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
      • Lucy

        Money wasted, these pets ( I am a pet lover but not foolish and appreciate God's creations), however, are treated better than all the homeless and those who could use a meal. How many people could you feed? That has got to cost bucco bucks.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  4. Ichi

    So cute! At least it's better than the crazy american owners who dye their animals pinks and greens and obscene eye-hurting colors.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • Melina319

      I'm more concerned about the pain inflicted on an animal's eyes when dye is placed on the fur around his eyes than I am about the discomfort I may feel about looking at it. Animals are not toys.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
      • KV

        the "pandas" are black chows. you can tell by the purple tongue. the black fur around their eyes is natural and the white portions are what has been dyed.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
      • Sue

        I can't stand hair dye around my eyes...the burning is horrible. The Chinese are so cruel to dogs. They skin them alive for the fur to sell(check out the humane society's undercover work) to STUPID Americans that want to wear it. God people are so ignorant. The Chow Chow is beautiful just the way they are....

        June 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
      • Sue

        @ KV...the white would be worse. It would be bleach and burn the
        crap out of their skin

        June 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
      • Juli


        Where did you get the information that the dye hurts the dog's eyes? There's not one mention of any part of the process causing any negative effects to the animals.

        I think this is more humane than idiots like Paris Hilton carrying pets around in little bags like they're accessories– where's the outcry for that?

        June 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
      • Zoe

        @KV: All chow chow's have purplish tongues! No matter their fur color.

        June 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm |
  5. erich2112x

    Could they make Sonya, my Iguana look like a Tyrannosaurus Rex?

    June 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • The Fez

      Hahaha that's hilarious!

      June 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
      • Cheers

        Hi David glad to see you right down here.

        July 4, 2011 at 10:26 am |
    • JusDav

      Yes, Erich, a few implants, some tail lengthing proceedures, should take care of most of it. however it will be a b***tch to keep those contact lenses in place. 🙂

      June 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  6. Susan

    It seems like putting paint/dye around the dogs eyes could be unhealthy for the dogs, and possibly cause blindness. I know human hair dye is something one never wants to get near one's eyes. If anyone reading this knows more about the health consequences for the dogs, please respond.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • Alex

      There are safe non-toxic colors to make fur DARKER, i.e. white to blue, beige to purple. However, the "dye" used to LIGHTEN fur (the "white" on that panda is not a result of a dye, but of BLEACH) IS toxic and if/when used incorrectly (too much or left on for too long) can seriously burn an animal's skin. This is animal abuse, but most people only care, and see, the end result. How many chows WERE blinded before they got one to look just right?

      June 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
      • LttlGTO

        Alex, alex, know not of what you speak. There are other sustances besides bleach that can used to trun hair white. And many of them, such as peroxide, have been used for eons with no ill effects.

        June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • Cultural Divide

        Alex is right! They shouldn't be doing this to those wonderful chow-chows, those beautiful co-inhabitants of our planet, those scrumptious, delicious, yummy, sweet & sour, stirr-fried friends of ours!

        June 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
      • Jellomundo

        peroxide also burns like crap. Try leaving it on YOUR hair for just a tad bit too long.

        June 28, 2011 at 10:47 am |
    • LC

      Reply to LtleGTO – no, you do not know what you speak of. "Peroxide" used in hair bleaching is not household hydrogen peroxide used to treat wounds. Hair bleaching peroxide is caustic at 12%, 4 times stronger, and it always carries explicit warnings to avoid the eyes and is often sold with protective gloves to be used in the application of the hair product. Just ask any Pharmacist or poison control center before you make stuff up.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Juli

      There are lots of types of dye, for both lighter and darker colors that are non-toxic and wouldn't cause harm.

      Since dogs have fur that sheds much faster than hair, the dye doesn't need to last nearly as long (since it'll fall out soon anyway) so there's no reason to use the same kinds of harsh chemicals like for people.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • Sheila

      Hi Susan, I have read most of the posts about this latest craze. It saddens me to see this, I am a hairstylist I know what it takes to bleach hair that white on humans that ask me to it's a very harsh process. Theirs only one way, it's not easy on the skin.. I am pretty sure it's the same process for dogs. It makes my heart sad to think people are doing this to dogs, it's just another way for humans to exercise self indulgence, what ever makes them happy at any cost. Just because breeders dock puppies tails dosen't make it right or clip ears all of it is completely self indulgent... Sadly that's our human race. Dosen't mean we should condone it! It's all inhumane! Treat mankind the way you want to be treated! Respect all living things!

      June 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  7. Ituri

    So cute! Hey, so long as they're using safe dye materials, who's hurting anything? Its cute, doesn't hurt the dog. the y don't seem traumatized anyway.

    No doubt the PETA nuts will be like "This is a travesty of animal kind!" Sort of like they say toward owning pets at all, the lunatics.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • Dana

      I fully believe in animal rights (you might call me a "PETA nut"), but as long as the dye is non-toxic, I see no problem with this at all. So please stop attributing a lack of reason to people who simply believe that animals do not deserve to suffer at the hands of humans.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
      • Sobaka

        We cannot assume that the dyes used on dogs in China are non-toxic; toxicity has been a recurrent issue with some Chinese products. Besides, even the so-called non-toxic products can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Apart from that, it is unconscionable to use animals as toys and fad objects just because they do not have a 'voice' and can't defend themselves. How would you like it if parents started painting their small children with tiger stripes and leopard spots?

        June 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
      • JusDav

        tiger striped kids.. WAY COOOOL

        June 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
      • Susan

        So as a PETA nut you are for the extermination of all domesticated animals?
        You do know that PETA operates one of the highest kill percentage shelters in the USA in Norfolk Virginia, I think their adoption rate was 1.86% and it's kill rate was 93.81% in 2010.
        Ingrid Newkirk's first job was killing animals in a shelter, a job which she proclaims she loved and would go in early to start, leave late. Yaaayyyy PETA.
        Just sayin...

        June 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  8. randydandy

    just how does this harm the animal? It loks like they are taking special care with grooming and such. One of the neatest things I have seen in a long time!!

    June 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • Randy

      How would you like dye put directly all over your body and skin

      November 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm |
  9. BetterThanYou

    This isn't animal abuse. It's just like taking your dog to the groomer to get its fur and nails trimmed. The dog doesn't know (and also doesn't care) what it looks like.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • Alex

      I hope you don't have any animals.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
      • G

        Alex, shut up. Until people stop cutting dog's tails, boxing their ears, declawing cats, fighting dogs, beating their pets and neglecting their pets, you can take your self-righteous smug attitude and shove it when it comes to people changing the appearance of their dog's fur.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • Jon

        I hope YOU don't have any pets that NEED regular grooming, Alex. brushing and trimming and cutting nails is uncomfortable for dogs... but I have seen the result of not doing those things (matting, toenails curled into pads, etc.). Are you one of those people who say slicker brushes are cruel and then bring your dog to my shop to shave the hair that has matted into the skin? This is not abuse as long as they use non-toxic dyes and LIGHTNERs (that do exist). You are holding back REAL animal welfare progress with your mindless demagoguery.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
      • Melina319

        G – I think you're the smug one who needs to shut up. Saying that it's less bad than what other people do is a childish response. Something doesn't need to be worse than others to just be wrong. You should work on not being such a narrow thinker.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
      • G

        Melina319, I was going to say something about what you said, but I can't find a coherent thought in there.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
      • CJ

        Alex, you obviously don't own a dog. That, in itself is great news! I hope you keep it that way. Because, with dogs, there is some maintenance required. I truly hope you never own any animals.

        June 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  10. JT Hawaii

    Oh please, how is that cruel??? You need to breathe and get over yourself, pretentious b@#$%. They look healthy. Ever watch Animal Cops on Animal Planet?

    June 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • shannon

      Do you really need to use pretentious b#@*&? Really? Were you that upset with someone's comment?

      June 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
      • CJ

        calm down, angry lady.

        June 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  11. Sandra

    Cute, but not good if it's not something safe to use.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  12. Eric

    well....i think its better than eating them and pretty sure it doesnt hurt them....
    unless they are using lead based dyes 🙂

    June 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  13. JusDav

    What possible harm could that be doing to the animals? women (and men too) dye their hair all the time.
    Should that be against the law as well? or considered some type of cruelty? I think not. Let them enjoy life. You "cruelty experts" may wish to get a life as well.
    Have a spectacular adventure filled week everyone.


    June 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  14. David

    Dying your dog purple doesn't even come close to abuse. There are plenty of safe, non-toxic animal dyes. As long as you don't use harmful dyes there is nothing wrong with dying your pet.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Alex

      The safe non-toxic colors are only the ones that make fur DARKER, i.e. white to blue, beige to purple. However, the "dye" used to LIGHTEN fur (the "white" on that panda is not a result of a dye, but of BLEACH) IS toxic and if/when used incorrectly (too much or left on for too long) can seriously burn an animal's skin. This is animal abuse, but because ignorant people like you only see (and care) about the end-result, the poor animals suffer for your viewing pleasure. Shame on you AND the Chinese.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
      • margie

        maybe it is just paint that they use for the white. i know you can get spray based paint for human hair that is in white and even metallic colors. and no, i have no idea about the safety of them except that they are sold for human use so...i guess it depends on if you would consider it safe or not on your own hair.

        June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • Argyle

        Chows can be white. I had a white chow. Also the cream fur comes in varying degrees some are close to white, but when you get up close you can tell there is a tinge of brown. While this may not be the case in these dogs, unless you know the people and or the dogs I would suggest not assuming facts at your own whim. You know what they say about assuming.

        June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
      • David

        Clearly you have no reading comprehension whatsoever. I wrote, "There are plenty of safe, non-toxic animal dyes. As long as you don't use harmful dyes there is nothing wrong with dying your pet." Learn how to read nutjob.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
      • Jon

        I think you should take some time and read all the responses, your just making people think you have 2 braincells left... and they don't even communicate with each other anymore. Good job on trying to make people, "see," your point. jacka ss shame on the chinese? for what? you are the type of ta rd that makes me sick, go crawl back under your bridge u fugly troll

        June 23, 2011 at 5:03 am |
  15. Alex

    The Chinese have come so far, but still have a LONG way to go. No matter how "cute" this obsession may be, and that eating dogs is viewed by many (but NOT all) as a reminder of poorer times, these animals are living beings – NOT toys or objects to be put on display. This is a garish, and tasteless, example of how money changes everything – and not always for the better.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • Kevin

      Alex, I'm assuming that you're insinuating that Chinese people are ill-developed. My assumption is based on my personal interpretation of your following statements, "Chinese have come so far, but still have a LONG way to go.....animals are living beings – NOT toys or objects to be put on display." I think it would also be safe to assume that you believe Westerners are also ill-develoved since Western culture epitomizes objectification of animals. Animal objectificaiton is NOT a Chinese phenomenon; nor is it an American phenomenon (nor any other country for that matter). Animal objectificaiton is a HUMAN phenomenon.

      June 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  16. Abusive

    Great... now they'll dye the dogs like tigers, skin them and sell them as tiger skin. China is a horrible country for animals. Go to youtube and look up Chinese Dog Fur Trade.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  17. Arthur

    you wait until that "panda" bites you in the a$$, then it won't be so cute.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  18. zzzz

    Natural is always best. We love them as they are.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • CJ

      Except, when we dress them up. Gotta love the, "Haut Dog" t-shirt!

      June 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  19. AK

    How silly is this? You are worried about cruelty to animals from a die job? They were EATING them before, people! That involves killing them, skinning them, and stir frying them.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • Abusive

      They're still eating and skinning them... the skinning is also done when the dogs are still alive. China is horrible. YOUTUBE Chinese Dog Fur Trade.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  20. prommy

    Some of the folks are saying that it's animal abuse..i am little curious,in what way they are hurting animals..they are just painting them..isn't it..Just the way we prepare for Halloween..nothing wrong as far as i am concerned..

    June 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • Alex

      The safe non-toxic colors are only the ones that make fur DARKER, i.e. white to blue, beige to purple. However, the "dye" used to LIGHTEN fur (the "white" on that panda is not a result of a dye, but of BLEACH) IS toxic and if/when used incorrectly (too much or left on for too long) can seriously burn an animal's skin. This is animal abuse, but because ignorant people like you only see (and care) about the end-result, the poor animals suffer for your viewing pleasure.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • prommy

        I think it's fair to comment after knowing what they might have used for that colour

        June 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • real_personn

      Dying process is an unneeded exposure to chemicals. These chemicals are so adverse that they can burn your skin & cause hair loss. It is recommended pregnant women do NOT dye their hair. It is illegal to dye livestock because of unneeded stress and damage to the livestock. But if dying the animal saves them from being dinner than so be it.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
      • CJ

        " It is illegal to dye livestock because of unneeded stress and damage to the livestock."

        not true. It is illegal because someone may eat the meat and have a negative reaction. Just like you can't use certain pesticides on plants for consumption.

        June 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  21. real_personn

    This is sad that such a large, powerful country contains people who show little to no respect for the natural beauty of animals. May they grow in empathy and respect for the co-inhabitants of our planet...

    June 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • Alex

      Well said. Have you ever noticed that ALL the ugliness on this earth is man-made, and that nature has only created beauty? We should respect it and everything in it's natural state.

      June 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
      • Kris Hunt

        Nature never created anything. Nature is part of God's creation.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
      • Jon

        Watch ducks mate, or a killer whale "playing" with a seal pup before he eats it. Then you may wake up and realize that nature is cold and cruel and barbaric. I am a animal welfare activist but also a realist. Humans (for the most part) have improved the lives of dogs by pulling them out of an environment that reduces their lifespan to an average of 3 to 4 years. You only see the bad, which granted is very bad, but your comment is misguided and painfully simplistic.

        June 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
      • CJ

        What Jon said. And, have you ever seen a naked mole rat? Then you will rethink your position about man v. nature.

        June 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
      • Kiki

        I want to know what world you live in, where everything "natural" is beautiful? In what twisted world is, say, a mosquito considered beautiful???

        June 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
    • Jack Russell

      Yeah, this from someone who finds nothing wrong with americans putting clothes on dogs and painting their toe nails...keepin' it REAL natural.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
    • The F Word

      Number one – Taiwan is NOT China.

      Number two – I've lived here for over 10 years now and the rumors of places to eat dog meat usually circulated around very rural areas and were very much frowned upon. It was declared illegal, but that was just a formality because it was already so taboo. Many societies where it is not possible to raise livestock (i.e. Taiwan where the geography is that center of the country is basically a high mountain ridge, the highest mountain in Asia outside the Himalayans is here, and the rest are the slopes leading down to the sea), used the only source of meat that they could handle, that being their dogs, raised as livestock rather than pets. In other "civilized" countries, chickens and pigs are considered pets (and pigs are even smarter than dogs to boot) and rabbits are raised as food. So who are the "cannibalistic barbarians" now?

      Number three – Pampering a pet in Taiwan or China is infinitely better than what many Western countries do – dog fights, surgically altering pets for aesthetic reasons or convenience (as in can't be bothered providing their cats an appropriate place to scratch), puppy mills, tying animals up outside, letting unfixed cats wander outdoors, supporting a black market in exotic pets stolen from their habitats, and most disgustingly – factory farming.

      You want to decry animal cruelty, you better start by looking at the meat section in your grocery store. It's like Sinclair's The Jungle, except instead of tainted meat (treated unnecessarily unethically and butchered in unhygienic conditions) coming in cans, they come on styrofoam trays as lumps of protein, with no tie to the animal they came from aside from the label stuck to the wrapper.

      Panda-colored dogs are the least of animal rights worries.

      June 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
      • kirvain

        @ The F Word 🙂

        You are so right ! I fully agree with you.

        December 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
      • HH

        CNN should really check their source when they put on such an article.
        – It's NOT TRUE that dog meat can be found in public restaurants in Taiwan 10 years ago. I have lived in TW for more than 25 years and I have never seen any restaurants selling dog meat.
        – When you want to share any observation about China or Chinese market, please do NOT mix Taiwan and China together.

        January 11, 2013 at 5:25 am |
  22. turingskj

    Dogs seem to be well taken care of, to me. I would be worring more about various unnecessary cosmetic and debarking surgery being done in US to animals than coloring dogs...

    June 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  23. Whoc

    Gosh people are stupid

    June 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  24. fdzdfgd

    So... Hitler Cat wasn't really Hitler?

    June 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  25. Chows

    Cute, but the downside is that this will make Chows a more popular breed, especially among families with young children. Chows can be quite aggressive and have vicious bites, especially if they're bred by unscrupulous breeders who irresponsibly breed ill-tempered chows. They aren't the "anything to please my master" type of dog, and can be quite strong willed. All that combined with excessive popularity could lead to a bad situation.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • bookworm01

      You are completely right. As an owner of a pure bred Chow I am appalled at those photos. I would never subject my dog to that. Chows can be very aggressive if not bred and handled correctly and this will encourage people to get a breed of dog that does not think like other people-pleasing breeds of dogs. Besides, dog is mans best friend – why on earth would anyone want to paint them to look like another animal? Chows are beautiful in their own right and painting them to look like pandas is offensive.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  26. james2

    So... this is the country that's going to dominate the 21st century?

    June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  27. Shanghai'd

    This is what happens when you give the Chinese money. Get used to it.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  28. john

    At a summit of Mayors in China, the chairperson reports that bad press around the world about fake items from a certain province, chairperson then calls the Mayor of that province to the podium to provide a respond. At that time, a man comes to the podium and said if the chairperson and the other Mayors were serious, he would have to call and invite the real Mayor from that province since the one at the meeting is also a fake.

    Just a joke of course, but why would anyone supprised at th fake items from China?

    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  29. Even their pondas are Fake!

    made in china

    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  30. whocares

    I guess its better than eating them...

    June 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
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