O.M.Gee. How cute is this little white puppy in the pic above? Couldn’t you just eat him up and take him home with you?
This is exactly what a woman named Wang did. Wang, who lives in China, fell madly in love with the little white puppy as soon as she spotted him at a pet store. She thought he was a Japanese Spitz and happily paid the $190 fee for him.
The fox or the hound?
Japanese Spitz pups are commonly white and fluffy but her furry friend seemed a bit different. For one, her pup never barked. Like ever. He also turned his nose up at dog food.
At about three months old, the dog started to grow out of that adorable puppy look and developed a long, furry tail and a pointed face. Hmmm…
The dog’s fur continued to get thicker and thicker too and other dogs appeared to be afraid of Wang’s best friend. But the dog remained loyal to Wang. He would walk with her on a lead, loved cuddles and happily lived inside with his master.
After about a year, Wang decided to just double-check the breed of her dog. She took him to Sun Letian, an expert in animal epidemic prevention at Taiyuan Zoo.
Turns out, her Japanese Spitz isn’t a Spitz at all. He’s a white fox.
What the fox is that???
“Based on the size, it is a domesticated fox. It carries a smell in their body and the smell can get stronger as it grows older,” Letian told Wang, The Mirror reported.
Apparently, it’s actually sort of common for breeders to attempt to pawn foxes off as dogs in order to make some dough. Some media outlets claim that certain breeds of foxes actually make decent pets and act similar to an aloof house cat.
But, for Wang, the idea of keeping her dog fox domesticated wasn’t in his best interest. He’s expected to continue to grow and turn more ‘fox-like’ in the future so Wang made the difficult decision to give her fox up.
Probably a good choice.
The white fox now lives at the zoo where he’s free to roam without a lead and isn’t exposed to Pedigree dog food on a daily basis. It’s reported that Wang still visits him often.
Pets with attitude
We love a good animal-bonding story here at Mum Central and have plenty more to paw through at your leisure. Check out these hilarious Shibu ino sisters who love posing for pics.
Check out the third pup – that’s Hina and you’ll quickly discover she’s the queen of ruining family pics.
We also got a kick out of this little boy and his ‘pet’ dinosaur. His dad thought he was ordering his son a small dino toy for the backyard. Turns out, it was a massive 6-meter dinosaur statue that was delivered to his door by a crane.
His son named him Chad.
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