Nature creatures aren’t always predictable, sometimes it comes up with something never seen before, and this statue-like dog is no exception.
This dog’s pictures fooled many across the internet into thinking it’s not a real dog but a statue! Which is weird if people can’t distinguish between the real from the fake, but in this case it’s really hard to tell.
But let’s be real, it’s a dog not a statue, but my goodness, did you see that metallic bronzy look? Definitely looks like a metal statue
The owner of the dog Sandra Pineda from Philippines took a regular picture of the dog and posted in on her social media and was shocked to discover it racked up more than 10k likes in an hour.
Thousands of comments started pouring in, and they were almost all asking the same question: “Is that a real dog or a statue?!”
Piper, this statue-like dog, is in fact a Mexican Hairless Dog, originally named in Xoloitzcuintli, easy name, right? If you read that out loud, you’re one of your kind.
This “statue” dog is owned by Sandra, a 22 year old Medical student who bought her when she was only 2 months old, said that she quite didn’t believe the online response resulted after posting the picture, but she later took it to be a compliment to her dog.
“It was so funny to see all these compliments coming through of people thinking Piper was a statue.
“They were all really confused and asking me whether she was real or not.
“At first, I thought it was a joke, but then I realized they were serious. They just couldn’t believe that she was a real dog.
“I guess I’m so used to her I don’t see it as much as other people, but my friends and family told me they can definitely see it.
“It’s actually really flatter ring to think that my beautiful dog could be mistaken for a work of art.”
In fact, Sandra loves to treat Piper more like a statue, and emphasizes the polish effect with coconut oil.
She said: “I really like the fact that she’s hairless, it’s really easy to deal with.
“We use a mild dog shampoo on her, and after baths she gets lathered up in virgin coconut oil to keep her skin moisturized and shiny.”
The origin of Xolos appeared 3,500 years ago. Xoloitzcuintles played an important role in the Aztec and Maya life, according to National Geographic.
It’s known that not everybody has the same opinion about something. While Piper seems attractive to some, Sandra said a lot of people actually don’t find Piper’s look that appealing.
She said: “Some people don’t see Piper’s beauty or her regal look which baffles me because I think she’s gorgeous.”
“I think people should give Piper, and all Xolos and other hairless dogs a chance, because they’re really the sweetest and funniest pups you will ever meet.”
Sandra is in real love with her puppy which is normal from her to think that everybody should give Piper a chance since to appreciate the beauty of this rare breed.