Dogs Painted As Pandas And Tigers

Pet owners have painted their dogs to look like other animals including pandas and tigers in the latest craze to come out of China. The pictures, which appear to have been taken at a showcase of painted dogs in Zhengzhou, eastern China, show crowds gathering to take photos of the bizarre spectacle.

In one picture a retriever has been made to look like a tiger, while in another a small, fluffy puppy has been painted in the style of a tiny panda. China has often been quick to adopt unusual crazes, and the latest trend for pet owners follows an American fad of painting poodles to look like other animals at dog shows.
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Crufts 2010 Won By Hungarian Vizsla Called Yogi

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A Hungarian Vizsla named Yogi has won Best In Show at Crufts.The seven-year-old beat off competition from six other dogs in the culmination of the four-day show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).Yogi is the first Hungarian Vizsla to win Best in Show. Handler John Thirlwell said his “wonderful dog” from Carlisle, Cumbria, is likely to retire.

Rico, a Scottish Terrier from Russia, took second prize at Crufts, the largest dog show in the world.And Judge Valerie Foss said of the winning dog: “He is such a lovely mover, so powerful, so free.”He is just a very, very good dog.”The Kennel Club said nearly 22,000 dogs across 187 breeds were entered into this year’s Best in Show competition.

‘Wonderful diversity’Thousands had packed the arena to cheer on the finalists. Earlier, judging of the Gundog category, which Yogi won, was interrupted by a streaker.The dog showcase was broadcast on More4 this year after the BBC – which began screening Crufts in 1966 – announced it was dropping its coverage in 2008.
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I’m sorry, Sir – you have to be a canine to enter this competition…A security guard attempts to apprehend an anti-breeding protester – known as the ‘Captain – from streaking across the floor of the main arena during judging


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Crufts Dog Show Judges On Alert For Competitors In Makeup

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Judges at Crufts, the world’s largest dog show, are on high alert this year for canine competitors whose looks have been enhanced with cosmetics, reports the (U.K.) Telegraph. We’re not talking blue eyeshadow or contouring blush, but the use of products such as hair removal creams and color dyes.

“Although competition rules do not specifically ban the use of cosmetics and other beauty treatments on dogs, they do forbid anything that alters an animal’s appearance during dog shows, to gain extra marks from judges, who award prizes for entries that best match the ‘ideal’ characteristics of each breed,” reports the Telegraph. Dog owners who show hairless Chinese crested dogs have been suspected of using “female depilatory creams” to rid their champion canines of excess hair. Owners of other breeds have been suspected of using lipstick, eyeliner and Clearasil acne cream.
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