Chinese woman shocked to find out pet 'dog' is actually a fox

The woman bought what she thought to be a Japanese spitz puppy.
The woman bought what she thought to be a Japanese spitz puppy. Photo credit: Shanxi Network Television

A Chinese woman has been left shocked after she discovered her puppy was actually a fox. 

The woman known as Ms Wang told Shanxi Network Television she bought what she thought to be a Japanese spitz puppy for £140 (NZ$270) from a pet shop last July. 

Chinese woman shocked to find out pet 'dog' is actually a fox
Photo credit: Shanxi Network Television

When the dog was three-months-old it stopped eating dog food and grew a long fluffy tail, Ms Wang explained.

She also noticed her dog never barked. 

Ms Wang took her dog to the local zoo and a staff member confirmed her dog was in fact a domesticated white coat fox. 

Since then she decided to give up her pet, giving it to the zoo so it would get the best nutrition and living environment.

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