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Mysterious Animal Brings Rumors Of ‘Genetic Experiment’

Submitted by on June 11, 2012 – 9:46 AM11 Comments | 3,260 views

The strange pig-like creature that you see above has kept Chinese residents from the Henan province in fear after rumors of genetic experimentation gone awry. The ‘mysterious creature’, complete with a silvery pompadour hair style is nothing more than a dog. An exotic and rare breed.

The Chinese Crested Hairless Dog is an unusual breed. Completely hairless except what little adorns the top, tail, and feet. These dogs have a pinkish complexion that is almost entirely covered in leopard-spots. Strangely majestic from a distance and almost alien-like from up close, the Crested Hairless is responsible to terrorizing those who have never seen one. Especially one that seems to be a little overweight. Pretty strange looking dog, right?

Chinese crested hairless dog

















Read more: DailyMail

‘Genetic experiment’ terrifies Chinese city as residents fear mysterious animal is escapee from nearby research centre

With a mohawk-style plume of hair and pink flesh covered in leopard-esque spots, the mysterious animal terrified locals in Xinxiang, Henan province

Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school – and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the run from a nearby lab.

One witness said: ‘The pink skin makes it look just like pig gone wrong in some sort of genetic experiment.’

ut police say the dog is actually a pedigree breed called a Chinese crested hairless dog is a pet – and expensive.

‘It is definitely a dog, and quite an expensive one at that,’ said a spokesman.

The bizarre breed with just tufts of hair on its head and tail and a bare, spotted body regularly features as a contender in the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

Read more: DailyMail

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  • Rmon

    That thing looks like My Little Pony “Halloween Edition”  or something.. lol
    Anyway, fun story Javier.

  • Fiachna

    Oh Ramon that made me laugh – ‘Halloween edition’, you better copyright that, heh.
    Yes, good story!

  • The Oshmar

    It’s a breed i’ve seen a bunch of times, they look better in pictures than they do in real life also they get cold easily.

    Strange that the people of china didn’t recognise it as a Chinese breed.

  • Ophu

    “Vermicious knid” was the first thing that popped into my mind. UGly. In a totally cute and adorable way, of course. 🙂

  • Henry

    What were they thinking?
    Why would anyone breed that on purpose?

  • Ophu

    Maybe they got tired of vacuuming dog hair out of the carpet.

  • The Oshmar

    It’s a much more hypoallergenic breed than most

  • Ophu

    Kind of rude when he flips his tail at you, though.

  • lindsay

    i loveee chinese cresteds!!! i think they’re so adorable. and if they weren’t so damn expensive, i’d have one! 🙂

  • Tegby

    I have to groom these dogs at work sometimes – it’s not pleasant. Their skin is clammy and covered in blackheads etc. Very creepy to touch and they need sunscreen or jumpers, depending on the weather. The one in the picture looks like his skin is inflamed to me.

  • Allykat383

    There are tons of them that need homes. I got my 2 from rescue groups and I am fostering 4 of them right now. Check on petfinder.com

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