Though it may look like he’s taken straight out of some science fiction movie, Rami the dog actually does exist and has the head of a Pit Bull and the body of a Dachshund.
And now images of the rare breed dog, who’s looking for a new home, have been shared online by users declaring his cuteness — though detractors say he looks more like an alien being.
The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia is now accepting applications for Rami, whose adoption post quickly went viral. (Scroll through for the videos.)
Rami’s unique Pit Bull head has led to comparisons with Tyrannosaurus Rex and bobble-head doll. His body is long, Dachshund-like, but his legs are more muscular like those of a Pit Bull.
Designer Mixes, a dog breeding website, tells us that the combination of Pit Bulls and dachshunds is called a Doxbull or a Pitwee and such dogs can weigh about 25 lbs when fully grown.
The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society says that Rami is “full of energy” and doesn’t “listen very well, so you’ll need to take some time to train me. Because I tend to be a bit hyper.”
The dog’s ears have been cut for an unknown reason. Prospective owners will have to go through an interview process and pay for Rami’s vaccinations before taking him home.
Images and videos of Rami have been shared widely and generated a huge number of comments since Tuesday, with most saying that the dog is adorable.
Yet, some commenters thought that the photos were doctored and others believe that the dog is not a mix but has canine dwarfism, a condition that affects dogs’ growth and spines.
Others commenters were not impressed by the dog’s unique look, declaring him “freaky looking”.
There are fears that the huge interest in Rami will lead breeders to try to produce more unnatural designer mixes, which often have health problems.
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