Pictures of a cat-dog hybrid!

This is a cute Vietnamese puppy who’s been described as a cat-dog hybrid but with tongue in cheek because it is genetically impossible. However, his character, his derp face, stature and dense grey coat allows people to pretend that he is a cat-dog hybrid. It is a bit of fun. He certainly does look amazing and very unusual.

Vietnamese puppy looks a bit like a cat-dog hybrid
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Vietnamese puppy looks a bit like a cat-dog hybrid. Photo: Gấu Mèo Bắc Mỹ.

His coat density and color reminds me of the blue British Shorthair (see below). Someone said he looks like a cross between a Maine Coon and a Corgi. I can see that because the Maine Coon does have a strong, dog-like muzzle. And the corgi is a dwarf type dog.

British Shorthair TYBA

British Shorthair TYBA. Photo copyright Helmi Flick

In fact he is a H’mong dog. H’mong is an ethic minority group in Vietnam I am told. Or it is speculated that he is a cross between a H’mong and a corgi but the owners know the true background (see below).

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Vietnamese puppy looks a bit like a cat-dog hybrid

Vietnamese puppy looks a bit like a cat-dog hybrid. One of his derpy faces. Photo: Gấu Mèo Bắc Mỹ.

His human caretakers are Hai Anh and Tuan. They named their puppy Dúi (“bamboo rat” in English). In an interview with Bored Panda, Hai Anh said:

He is a mix of a native dog breed and a short-legged dog called Dingo. But I think he might have a gene mutation too. I bought him in a mountain province in Vietnam. Like every puppy, he likes playing with both humans and dog friends. He is really sweet and funny!” The pictures don’t lie!


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Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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