Chinese Woman Uses an Unusual Tactic to Try to Get Her Lost Dog Back

Instead of offering a reward for her lost dog, one woman in eastern China said she wants her pet returned because he is too dumb and expensive for anyone else to raise.

The Hangzhou-based Metro Express, via the South China Morning Post, reported that the woman, surnamed Chen, posted a message on a tree that read:

“I lost a white one-year-old French bulldog (male). It has a very low IQ, so it must have been taken away by someone. The dog’s skin disease costs about 1,000 yuan a week for treatment. He also smells bad and has serious ear mites. You cannot afford to raise it, so please return him to me, thanks!”

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According to Chen, her dog, who went missing on Dec. 6, really does have a skin condition and her notice was not meant to just scare whoever might have taken her dog into giving it back.

“It’s not easy to raise a French bulldog,” she said.

The original report cited a study on the working and obedience IQs of different dog breeds conducted by Stanley Coren, a University of British Columbia psychology professor famed for his research on dog intelligence.

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French bulldogs are ranked at 58 out of the 80 dog breeds on the list. They are included in the group of dog breeds considered to have fair working/obedience intelligence, needing 40 to 80 repetitions of a new command to learn it.

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