Is it a dog? Is it a cat?
The internet has been flummoxed by a puppy from Vietnam that looks like he could be a cross between a cat and dog.
“Meet the derpiest fuzzball to ever walk the earth,” one user shared on Reddit last week, uploading a series of photos of the pup making adorable expressions.
Other Reddit users were quick to comment, with one writing, “Is that a cat? Is that a shiba inu? Is that a fluffyshire terrier? We’ll never know.”
The pooch – whose name is Dúi – is a two-month-old ball of grey fluff that has a puppy-like face and a cat-like body.
His owners, Hai Anh and Tuan, told Bored Panda they aren’t sure of his exact breed, saying that “he’s a mix of a native dog breed and a short-legged dog called Dingo. But [we] think he might have a gene mutation too.”
Some internet users reckoned Dúi may be a Hmong dog, which is an ancient breed native to Vietnam and commonly owned by dog lovers in the northern part of the country.
The breed is known to be a good hunting and guard dog, as well as being sociable, according to Asia Life Magazine.
Such has been the interest in him that Dúi’s owners have created a fan page for him on Facebook. “He now has loads of fans both in Vietnam and around the world.”
Sources: people.com, Facebook