All pets are adorable, and they are all special in their own way. Yet, the one owned by Hai Anh and Tuan from Vietnam is something you have never seen before!
This dog looks like a cat, with his thick fur coat and pointy ears.
Photos of the super cute and derpy- looking pup, initially posted in a Vietnamese page for dog and cat lovers, have gone viral, and netizens fell in love with him in an instant.
Redditors, referring to him as the ‘derpiest fuzzball’, started sharing various theories about his breed.
One commented that “he looks like a cartoon,” another claimed that “it’s a H’mong dog breed”, and one wrote: “I don’t care if it’s a cat or a dog. It’s a cuddly gud boi and I want it.”
This unique dog is on a good way to become a celebrity in Vietnam
Some believe it is a hybrid between a corgi and a local Vietnamese breed called Hmong
The H’mong dog is an ancient breed of Vietnamese native dog, originating from the mountainous area of northern Vietnam.
These dogs are great guardians and skilled hunters, intelligent, strong, and with a cute-looking docked tail. They are loyal and social pets and get along with children well.
His owners reported that the puppy’s real name is Dúi (“bamboo rat” in English).
Hai Anh said:
“It’s been only 5 days since we created Dúi’s fan page and it now has more than 40K likes. The dog now has loads of fans both in Vietnam and around the world.”
Hai Anh explained that “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.”
In the following photos, Dúi, who is around 10-weeks-old, reveals his playful side, showing his tongue and wagging his tail with glee. His owners say he is “like every puppy, he likes playing with both humans and dog friends. He is really sweet and funny!”
One Reddit user even wrote a poem about Dúi:
‘A cat or a dog, that’s what I am ‘I’ll be the purrfect pet!
‘A drunken mini fox bear fam –
‘You don’t know what you’ll get…
‘I’m soft and grey, and kinda short,
‘A gentle lap-size, me ‘I like to derp around for sport –
‘Your new best friend, I’ll be!
‘Dogs – they always need a friend,
‘Cats act like they don’t care
‘Either way, I can’t pretend –
‘I’ll just be glad you’re there!’
People seem genuinely interested in the discussion whether Dúi is a cat, a dog, or a bear cub, but they all agree he is charming