Dog Painting – Is There An Upside?

Apparently, there is a craze in China for painting or dyeing dogs to look like wild animals. 

Golden Retriever as a Tiger

A bizarre spectale, but the wealthy middle classes in China  have, apparently, taken dogs and cats to their hearts and spending on pets has increased by 500% in the last decade.    There is now pressure, from these people,  to remove dogs and cats from the menus so maybe a little bit of paint or dye in your eye is preferable to ending up as a meal.


Chow Chow as Pandas

I wonder whether the craze will catch on elsewhere.  I suppose it’s only a short step from dressing up chihuahuas in hooded t-shirts and I knew a hairdresser once who used to put red streaks in her dog’s hair so, who knows? 

Anyway, I was way ahead of the trend and once did my golden retriever  up as an orangutan –

Golden Retriever as Orangutan

Only joking about the last one – she came back from a lone walk  looking like this and I have no idea what she had rolled in to achieve the fetching red tint.

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  1. #1 by anna on June 24, 2010 - 13:25

    Aw she has the sweetest face. As if she is smiling all the time. Some people are mad though. Why paint your poor animal???

    • #2 by ann on June 25, 2010 - 08:57

      I LOVE those photos!! My weimaraners would make perfect canvases too, and they would adore the attention 😀

      *off to grab some paint*

  2. #3 by ann on June 25, 2010 - 09:00

    PS, Once Adam and Alexander dressed Misty up as a rapper, she had t-shirt, cap, mittens, sunglasses and a lot of bling! She went to sleep like that…he he….

    • #4 by tialys on June 27, 2010 - 20:59

      Let’s see the photos then!

  3. #5 by Diehl Art Gallery on June 28, 2010 - 19:53

    Wow, really great photos! I would love to do this to my poodle!

    • #6 by tialys on July 3, 2010 - 10:55

      I’ve been trying to think of a wild animal that a poodle could be made to look like – I suppose a lot depends on whether it’s a standard or a toy!

  4. #7 by kickupthearts on August 27, 2010 - 18:07

    Assume everyone has seen ‘Why Paint Cats’? (google/Amazon it if not) – brilliant! I so wish it was all true… but even as a hoax/joke its such a good one!

    It is sister book to ‘Why Cats Paint’ – also a hoax… But dogs DO paint (sort of) and then there is the real proper ‘artist’ Congo the chimp… brilliant! (Ive just reviewed the ‘art’ of all three species on my blog!)

  5. #8 by taty mose on July 1, 2011 - 05:56

    oh what new kinds of dogs panda dog and tiger dog wwoww

  6. #9 by Ru'ai Fu on October 20, 2011 - 12:19

    would you do that?

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