Dog or statue? Unbelievable image of seemingly immobile dog baffles social media
- An image of a dog has taken the internet by storm after people were convinced that the pooch was a statue
- Owner Sandra Pineda, from Quezon City, Philippines was in a hurry, but not surprised by the attention the 2-year-old Piper drew online
- Piper is a Xoloitzcuintle or Mexican hairless dog and has no hair or premolars
- Pineda said that regular baths and coconut oil keep Piper's skin supple and shiny
- She claimed that people often confused her beloved pooch with a work of art
Leah Mcdonald for Dailymail.com
At first glance it seems to be a rather impressive dog image.
But on closer inspection, the viral photo is actually a living breathing dog.
The hairless dog Pipe is from Sandra Pineda, from Quezon City, Philippines, who was astonished when the photo of her pet received 10,000 likes within an hour after they had posted it.
Pineda, 22, brought black-colored Piper, a Xoloitzcuintle or Mexican hairless dog, home when he was only two months old last March.
An image of Piper's hairless dog went viral online because of its unusual appearance
She said that many people confuse Piper in front of a statue because of his unique appearance and the fact that he has no hair.
Pineda told Unilad: It was so funny to see all these compliments come from people who thought Piper was a statue.
& # 39; They were all very confused and asked me if she was real or not.
& # 39; At first I thought it was a joke, but then I realized that they were serious. They just could not believe she was a real dog.
I think I'm so used to that I do not see it as often as other people, but my friends and family have told me they can see it for sure.
It is actually very flattering to think that my beautiful dog can be mistaken for a work of art.
Owner Sandra Pineda (photo) was in a hurry, but not surprised by the attention that the 2-year-old Piper drew online, because he is often mistaken for a work of art.
Pineda said that bathing and being rubbed with coconut oil, the skin of Piper keeps smooth and shiny
Sandra said that she gives Piper a regular varnish with virgin coconut oil.
She said: & # 39; I think it is very bad that she is hairless, it is very easy to deal with.
We use a mild dog shampoo and after bathing she is lathered with pure coconut oil to keep her skin moisturized and shiny & # 39 ;.
Xoloitzcuintlis has existed for 3,500 years and is revered in Aztec culture.
Skulls of dogs that resemble the Mexican hairless and date from 3,300 years have been found in Mexico.
The Mexican hairless is considered intelligent, even, affectionate and playful. The dog is also protective and barks against intruders.
Some Mexican hairless dogs vibrate easily, which may have to do with nervousness or a lack of heat.