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Now they've beaten us to the "Panda Dog."
There's a new fad among Chinese pet owners that involves taking your domesticated canine to a grooming salon and having it washed, trimmed, and dyed to resemble an exotic animal. Think fluffy chow-chows as baby pandas and golden retrievers as mini-cheetahs or micro-tigers.
Photos currently making the rounds on the blogosphere include images from a dog pageant in China's Henan Province. The dogs on display look confused and not particularly ecstatic.