Pet dogs are the victims of the latest craze among some dog owners in China to dye their pets to look like other animals, reports The Daily Mail.
The Chinese are always quick to embrace bizarre trends, and it is not unusual for owners to take their dogs to grooming parlours where they are not only given a shampoo and trim, but a multi-coloured dye job as well.
Today the retriever was joined by three furry friends whose dye jobs were much more convincing.
The tiny, fluffy dogs were the spitting image of baby giant pandas thanks to their makeovers.
The animals were pictured after being transferred to Zhenghou from Southwest China's Sichuan province at the weekend.Doggy dye job: These small furry dogs look the spitting image of baby panda cubs
Transformation: The dog appears unfazed by its new coatRecent figures show money spent on pets across the nation has seen nearly a 500 per cent increase between 1999 and 2008 - but, arguably, at the cost of their pets' dignity.Quite what the animals might think about it is another matter.
On parade: The dogs were put on show after being transferred to Zhenghou from Southwest China's Sichuan province
Confused: While some of the dogs didn't appear to be enjoying themselves, they were a hit with locals