A Chinese woman thought she’d bought and raised a dog. A cute, litte, white doggo. But not all was what it seemed. This pooch was actually something entirely different.
Well not entirely different but it wasn’t the beloved hound she thought.
Ms Wang spent £140 on the Japanese spitz, which is in fact a fox..
And how did she find out? Well, the fact her pet grew a long fluffy tail at around three-months-old didn’t help.
A staff member at a local zoo confirmed the news to Wang that her doggie was a domesticated fox. Not that it’s the worst news to hear. The little fella’s still cute, you know what I mean?
Wang, from Jinzhong of Shanxi Province, bought the so-called Japanese spitz last July, MailOnline reports.
She fed the fox chicken breasts and dog food until the age of three months, when it stopped eating the stuff.
She told Shanxi Network Television:
The fur got thicker when it reached three months old. Its face became pointy and its tail grew longer than that of a normal dog.
Other pet dogs seemed to be scared by my pet so I walked it with a leash.
Sun Letian, an expert in animal epidemic prevention at Taiyuan Zoo told Wang her pet was actually a fox.
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.
12 inches long, the white-coated fox is expected to grow even more.
Wang has since sent her pet to the zoo to receive nutrition and a greater quality of life.
Sun said the animal will be quarantined for a month as workers undertake health checks.
So guys, if you’re thinking of buying a Japanese spitz, make sure it’s not a fox. It shouldn’t be too hard.
Here’s some descriptive notes from DogZone:
The Japanese Spitz is a loyal, energetic and affectionate companion that is highly intelligent and good with children. They are a small-to-medium sized ‘Spitz-type’ breed. However, there is some variation in their size around the world, due to differences in breed standards.
These little dogs have captivating personalities and are full of fun and love to play. They adore being around people and will thrive in your company, staying close to your side.
Despite their small size, this breed is courageous and bold and are excellent watchdogs. They are renowned for their thick and fluffy pure-white coat, which is offset by their large dark almond-shaped eyes that are slightly slanted.
This breed will enjoy curling up in your lap for a warm snooze. But do not be fooled, this is not a sedentary breed, as they also love to be active and get outdoors for walks.
The Japanese spitz, it should go without saying, is native to Japan. However, it’s not entirely clear how this breed came about.
Some sources believe that the breed was created around the start of the 20th century by crossing-breeding different spitzes from around the globe, in the hope of producing a ‘healthy’ breed of dog.
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