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Sheep? Dogs? Sheepdogs?

Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:47 pm

Japanese fooled in poodle scam
11:30AM Friday April 27, 2007

Flocks of sheep were imported to Japan and then sold by a company called Poodles as Pets, marketed as fashionable accessories, available at $1,600 each.

That is a snip compared to a real poodle which retails for twice that much in Japan.

The scam was uncovered when Japanese moviestar Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.

She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.

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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Unfortunately, it seems somebody wanted to make a quick story and didn't fact check  

Poodle scam story a hoax
Friday Apr 27 13:00 AEST

Police in Japan have denied knowledge of a scam where rich Japanese women who wanted a poodle as a pet were deceived into buying sheep.

English newspaper The Sun reported that Australian sheep had been sold to rich women as poodles by a company in Sapporo, Japan.

The story has since been reported internationally by newspapers and websites in the UK, America, New Zealand and South Africa.

Earlier today it was run on most major news websites in Australia, including ninemsn.

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Source: ninemsn

Puts a whole new perspective on the term "sheepdog"

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Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:39 am

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How stupid do you have to be to think that a sheep looks like a poodle?!? Sheep are stockier, have a different head shape, and good greif! they have hoofs!  Wow! Even with that stupid trim, it still looks like future lamb shanks and stew  duck 
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RE: Sheep? Dogs? Sheepdogs?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):

Where did you find Kunoichi's cat?  Wink It's even got a .dk address  Smile
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Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:43 am

This is just too funny, everyone is wondering why I am cracking up at my desk.
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Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:44 am

Found it under my porch. I was gonna sic my dog out, but I decided to have a little fun, and show the mouse-catcher A.net. Its face stayed that way for quite awhile  tongue 
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RE: Sheep? Dogs? Sheepdogs?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:17 am

Sounds like some people with way too much free time came up with a good hoax story. At least some people have an active imagination.
 
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Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:49 am

GKirk will take a gross.
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RE: Sheep? Dogs? Sheepdogs?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:50 am

What's with the sheep related threads lately? Are you planning on moving to Scotland?  Wink

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RE: Sheep? Dogs? Sheepdogs?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:57 am

What person thinks of a dog as a fasion accessory?

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RE: Sheep? Dogs? Sheepdogs?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:05 am

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 8):
What person thinks of a dog as a fasion accessory?

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Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:09 am

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 8):
What person thinks of a dog as a fasion accessory?

Besides:

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and

and COUNTLESS others?
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