These striped puppies have been seen all over China in many different areas being sold by vendors. Are these puppies a genetically engineered dog? Or are their tiger stripes a very impressive dye job? Looks like the mystery continues as to exactly what breed they are and how they got that way.
We found some notable comments online on both sides of the controversy that we thought might be of interest to you.
Comments Supporting That The Striped Puppies Are Real
One commenter wrote: These striped dogs have been referred to as Wuxi China Bengal Dogs and are considered good luck especially in the Year of the Tiger.
“These dogs are genetically engineered and have been recognized as a breed for around two years now. The coat patterns are real, not painted,” said Kylie.
Tanya from Xiamen, China said, “one of the striped puppies was fortunate to be purchased by a woman who adored them. I held the dog for about 15 minutes, if it’s dye I would think the dye would come off on my clothes. The stripes had the same texture as the rest of the fur. The stripes went all the way down to the skin. Unless it was dyed that day, you would think there would be roots or faded portions within the stripes. I really don’t think this is a dye job.”
“A few days ago was my daughters 4th birthday,” Tiffany said, “and my husband bought her one of these puppies. He was dehydrated and very hungry and slept a lot. He also had a mild case of fleas, so I gave him a flea bath.
If these stripes are indeed dye, they are a very powerful dyes because they did not come off when I bathed him. Which also arises my next question… if he was dyed, how could they dye so close to his eyes and nose and not leave any permenant damage?? He is very young maybe 6 weeks, so I would think harsh dyes would blind or aggravate his skin.”
“…I found more of these remarkable puppies including the ones with the white socks,” said Lorna, “they are seemingly not painted or dyed.”
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