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lambs believed to be toy poodles

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jesspy

Ewe've been had

Thousands of rich Japanese women were conned into believing lambs were valuable miniature poodles.

Flocks were imported from the UK and Australia to be sold by an internet company as the latest "must have" pet.

The scam was rumbled when movie star Maiko Kawakami complained on a talk show that her new poodle refused to bark or eat dog food.

She showed photos of the animal and was devastated when told that it was a lamb, reports the Sun.

Hundreds of women contacted police to say that they had also been sold lambs instead of pedigree pups by the con artists based in Sapporo.

One couple found out the truth only after a dog beautician told them she could not trim their poodle's claws - because they were hooves.

The company, whose name translated as Poodles As Pets, has now been shut down.

Bosses took advantage of the fact sheep are rare in Japan and most people do not know what they look like.

They advertised poodles online for £630 - half the price of the highly-desired puppies in Japan at £1,260.

A police spokesman said: "We launched an investigation after we were made aware that a company were selling sheep as poodles."

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POODLE PUPPY

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LAMB

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StoneAgeQueen
:mellow: That's baaaaaaa d.

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MUM24/7

LMAOOOOOOOO........ :D:lol::rofl:

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kenshinx

sacrilicious....

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Mabon

Oh great! Can you imagine the thoughts of those poor little lambs.

It's either: What do you mean I'm not a poodle? curls up in the corner having major identity crisis....

Or....

Lamb (lying): But I am a poodle! *grins, tries to bark, bleats instead* See it's just that I have a head cold.

Er... What are you doing? Why did you pick up that knife? What's the green jelly for?

LOL!

Mabon.

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The_Atheist_Mind

wow, , , idiotic japanese :w00t: i want those puppies!

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coldethyl

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I'm sorry that looks NOTHING like a dog.

If they'd quit eating everything that isn't human, they'd be able to tell species apart.

Sheesh.

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Ryo Ohki

I would keep the lambs. They are so cute.

Edited by Ryo Ohki

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nativechick1989

:lol: ....Suckers!

her new poodle refused to bark or eat dog food

:rofl:

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The Mule

jesspy...thanks for the illustration!!! LOL

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BurnSide

What-EVER. I'd totally take a Lamb over a Poodle.

A Lamb!!

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Mabon

you know in this day and age and considering it's not an exotic animal..... who ever is that......? ignorant deserves to be fleeced!

:rofl:

Sorry couldn't resist!

Mabon.

:devil:

made

me

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MUM24/7
you know in this day and age and considering it's not an exotic animal..... who ever is that......? ignorant deserves to be fleeced!

:rofl:

Sorry couldn't resist!

Mabon.

:devil:

made

me

do

it!

:tu::lol::yes:

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distortedpandy

omg! I want a lamb! *squeals*

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aussiemermaid

I dont understand how you couldnt tell that it wasnt a dog??

Look at any breed of dog, and you can physically see the differences.

Silly Silly People

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girty1600

I would love a pet lamb.

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my_psychosis
Ewe've been had

Thousands of rich Japanese women were conned into believing lambs were valuable miniature poodles.

Flocks were imported from the UK and Australia to be sold by an internet company as the latest "must have" pet.

The scam was rumbled when movie star Maiko Kawakami complained on a talk show that her new poodle refused to bark or eat dog food.

She showed photos of the animal and was devastated when told that it was a lamb, reports the Sun.

Hundreds of women contacted police to say that they had also been sold lambs instead of pedigree pups by the con artists based in Sapporo.

One couple found out the truth only after a dog beautician told them she could not trim their poodle's claws - because they were hooves.

The company, whose name translated as Poodles As Pets, has now been shut down.

Bosses took advantage of the fact sheep are rare in Japan and most people do not know what they look like.

They advertised poodles online for £630 - half the price of the highly-desired puppies in Japan at £1,260.

A police spokesman said: "We launched an investigation after we were made aware that a company were selling sheep as poodles."

link

For the record

POODLE PUPPY

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LAMB

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:rofl::rofl: I want a lamb. They are sooo cute

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jesspy

i wonder what poodle tastes like?

poodle noodles

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cheza

That is so funny. how could anyone mistake a lamb for a dog. Stupid people!

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Princess Serenity
:mellow: That's baaaaaaa d.

XD XD XD Haha.

These poor women who thought they where dogs. ^^;;

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Jules22871

Snopes declares it as false.

Clicky

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coldethyl
Snopes declares it as false.

Clicky

Ahh, good. My faith in Japanese women has been restored.

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jesspy
Ahh, good. My faith in Japanese women has been restored.

lol

very true

i hope they know what sheep are

Edited by jesspy

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Mabon

Ah... Cold Ethel!

Your google-fu is the strongest! You may have found out the sinister plot ninja on the board but there will be others! :devil:

Still have shades of Matthew Broderick in my head saying.... Hot lamb, hot lamb... perhaps with some of that green stuff!

Good catch. It does restore a little faith in humans as not being the silliest creatures on the planet but then you never know. When things like this are true for instance when they asked random people where hamburger and hot dogs came from and the people didn't know.... silly people.

Regards,

Mabon.

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coldethyl
Ah... Cold Ethel!

Your google-fu is the strongest! You may have found out the sinister plot ninja on the board but there will be others! :devil:

Ah, actually, Jules found it.

My google-fu is no good!

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