By Erik Crouch
Has he had work done? Image via @Mastino0100
The Tibetan Mastiff is certainly a sought-after and prestigious breed, but is it sexy enough? Beijing dog-breeder Mr Yu decided that his Mastiff wasn’t quite up to par and, naturally, paid to have the animal undergo plastic surgery. During the operation—a “forehead skin lift”—the animal died due to a problem with anaesthesia, and now Yu is suing the veterinarians for 880,000 yuan, the dog’s original price.
880,000 yuan is certainly a large sum of money, especially for a dog that wasn’t even that hot:
“The skin of my dog’s head was very flabby, so I wanted to cut part of his forehead and straighten the skin. And also in this way, his hair would look longer as the rear part of the head will have more hair,” said Yu.
[…] Yu said it was the first time he tried to have a skin lift done, but some of his dogs had previously had surgery to make their ears become erect.
Following the dog’s death, Yu paid to have the body cremated. While animal rights activists and the general public may see doggie plastic surgery as insane, wasteful, or exploitative, one can’t help but see Yu’s point. After all, no one is going to want to mate with a flabby-forehead Mastiff that can’t even keep its ears erect, except for a fucking dog.