Why do I panda to my owner? Glum-looking poodle is groomed to look like a bear at Chinese show


Poodle power: The tiny poodle is groomed and his his fur dyed to look like a panda cub - but he does not look happy about it

If this cute creature growled at you, you wouldn't know whether to run from his sharp claws or pat him on the head and give him a biscuit.

From a distance his black and white fur coat makes him look like an unusual baby panda.

But take a closer look and he is actually a small furry Poodle who has been creatively groomed, including his fur dyed, to look the spitting image of a baby panda cub.

Not that he looks that happy about it. The made-up mut is probably looking forward to the moment he can roll in the mud and return to his former self.

Something of a canine fancy dress contest, this extreme dog grooming is the latest craze among some dog owners in China who like to dye their pets to look like other animals.

The Chinese are always quick to embrace bizarre trends, and it is not unusual for owners to take their dogs to grooming parlours where they are not only given a shampoo and trim, but a multi-coloured dye job as well.

New look: The dog had colour added to its fur to look like a baby panda in a craze sweeping China. Some owners have turned their dogs into tigers and raccoons

The incredible transformations reportedly take eight hours to complete and are particularly popular among pet grooming salons in Beijing.

Aside from being made over to look like pandas, owners have also turned their pets into tigers and raccoons.

The growing trend for extreme doggy makeovers has led to a surge in demand for dog salons and doggy beauticians with figures revealing a 500 per cent increase in the amount of money spent on pets between 1999 and 2008.

source: dailymail