By LEON WATSON
Fur real: This little doggy, from Beijing, is dressed up to look like a tiger
Tigers may be an endangered species in China - but not dogs dressed as tigers.
This cute little pet has been made to look like a man-eating big cat - though the look on his face suggests he may not be quite as fearsome.
He is just one of thousands of pets who have had their fur spruced up with bright colours as a craze for dyeing dogs sweeps the nation.
Hair do: A colourful pet in a dog parlour in Beijing, China, after being dyed
More and more dog owners are taking take their pets to grooming parlours to get not only a shampoo and trim, but a multi-coloured dye job as well.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes have been fluffed up and given makeovers before being entered into dog shows.
Here are some of the brightest that have caught attention.
Pretty in pink: A dressed-up pet dog is seen during a pet show in Haikou, in China's Hainan Province
Walkies: A pet dog coloured with the Olympic rings walks in a street in Beijing, as onlookers admire it
Fluffed up: A contestant trims the hair of a dog during a dog show in Hangzhou, capital of south east China's Zhejiang Province
Fetching: This little doggy makes the others green with envy because of his colourful new look