A dog that resembles Adolf Hitler has been described as an adorable and gentle pooch by its owners, despite its similarity to the German dictator.
Patch the puppy was unfortunately born with a dark mark above his top lip that looks just like Hitler’s mustache while a large black patch that covers the creature’s top left side of his head and left ear resembles the Fuhrer’s hair, too.
Its owners though have insisted that Patch’s similarity to Adolf Hitler, who ruled over Nazi Germany between 1934 and 1945, ends there, though.
Lynda Whitehead has confirmed that the seven week-old black and white puppy does look like the leader, bus she has maintained that Patch is a loveable and gentle dog.
Patch, who is a cross between a shih tzu and a French bulldog, also has two young brothers, and is fast becoming a celebrity in his home-town of York, England.
Residents have started to shout “Adolf” and “Hitler” at the dog, and Patch is now even beginning to respond to orders that are yelled at him alongside either of these monikers.
Mrs Whitehead stated, “None of us noticed the likeness until we put a photo on Facebook and my eldest daughter saw it and said, ‘You’ve got a little Hitler there’.”
She then added that even her family members have started to mock the dog, stating, “Although he’s called Patch, everybody calls him Adolf now. My grandsons are the worst for doing the goose-step when the puppy’s around.”
Patch doesn’t actually belong to Lynda Whitehead, though. In fact, his owner is Lynda’s grandson, 17-year-old Dan. Lynda’s daughter, Clare, owns both Patch’s mother, Betty, and his father, Teddy.
Betty actually rejected the three young puppies in the litter, and they are now currently being reared at the family home until they are 12 weeks old.
Mrs. Whitehead continued, “He is a lovely little thing. All of them are, but he is the gentlest of them all. He will sit on your laps and just look at you until he falls asleep.”
She then added, “One of his brothers should be Hitler as he has the attitude. That one’s the runt of the litter so he’s had to fight a bit more.”
Hitler’s likeness has previously been found in numerous other objects, including a cat, kettle, house, lotion bottle and even a goldfish. You can check out pictures of these unknowing homages to Hitler below:
[Image via Ross Parry & Wikimedia]