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Yorkshire terrier Ryota, left, greets miniature pinscher Pin-chan during their encounter in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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The future of Japan looks bright. This goes great with the decline in kids article the other day.

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We have miniature pincher at my parents home, very loving and intelligent creature. I would never ever do such thing to her.Why would they cover her ears on first place?!

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First kick goes to the snack-sized, trembling "dog". The second to the squeaking spinster who did this to it instead of acting like a woman.

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Looks like a scene from "Men in Black".

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Japanese like dogs, and JT post a cute picture.

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How does she (I'm assuming the owner of the dressed up pooch is a she) get the glasses to stay on?

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I didn't know this website promotes "Animal Abuse"... Disgusting!

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Slow news day in GW. People do this stuff to their pets all over the world, not just Japan. Still weird though.

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Putting on clothes for your pets is not an abuse action, but other things you are doing and thinking. Don't do that, you are like me, naked human.

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Hey there beautiful! Move away you hairy mutt! You are not my type!!
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Ryota does have a certain expression on his face but I'm not sure what he's thinking.

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"Pin-chan"... they've gotta stop thinking up such original names... it's just too interesting... something a bit more predictable would be better...

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I can understand putting 'clothes' on a pet when it's cold, but this is just too much... and the glasses?? That's just plain tacky.

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Japan´s demographic problem in a nutshell...

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Unfortunately, in Japan, the "cuter" you dress up your dog, the more "popular" you are... Dogs are NOT humans ! They deserve to be treated as dogs! In most "Gaikoku" countries, dogs are WELL treated, not left outside to shiver through the winter and swelter all summer. The English expression "it's a dog's life" fits most Japanese dogs very well but then we get the other extreme... people dressing up their dogs like... people ! Hello ! They are NOT people ! However they do deserve better than being left outside, all year round, tied up with neither water nor food within reach... In this country, most of the time it REALLY IS a "dog's life"... whichever way you look at it !

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FightingViking nailed it in a magnificent way. Cheers!

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In fact, it is my observation that the Japanese have a penchant for "unique" dogs of pure breeds, like blue Chihuahua's and half-white dachshund's. To make these unusual traits come about, people seriously inbreed the dogs in the hope improving the chances of these recessive traits coming about, because there is big business/money in Japan for such dogs.

Most buyers want dogs as an accessory or fashion item they can show off like proud parents. They may simply be ignorant of the means - that prized dogs have to endure massive inbreeding such that selective breeding was affecting the general health and functionality of the breed.to achieve their looks. So he problem lies with both the consumers who keep buying these breeds and the unscrupulous/puppy mill type breeders that turn unnatural and misformed breeds into the status quo.

It isn't only there of course that dogs are abandoned or put to sleep when they grow old and less fluffy. Japan just took an already present problem that exists everywhere and expanded upon it in the name of fashion and status.

To be honest pure breeds do not generally appeal to me at all- IMHO, if someone wants a unique looking dog they should just get a mutt/crossbreed, and if they want a perfect looking dog they should just get a toy.

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I have no time for lapdogs or the idiots that dress them up.

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The owner of the minipin requires a good sharp slap up the back of the head.

A sweater on a short-haired breed during cold weather, a T-shirt to minimise shedding in public areas - these are understandable. But frilly skirts, straw hats, clunky necklaces and glasses fer kryin' out loud, are unforgivable. The body language on that little dog is pitiable. (Anyone who knows minipins knows they are little dogs only in terms of physical size - inside they're a match for a full-size dobie and should not be treated like dress-up dolls)

if they want a perfect looking dog they should just get a toy.

ALL dogs are perfect looking.

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