Dog gives birth to a cat in North Korea, says owner Jeong Pyong-bong

Updated: 21 Jul 2012
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If the claims of a South Korean man are true, his pet dog's offspring is going to grow up purring and meowing.

For he insists that his dog, which has not been named, gave birth to a CAT earlier this week.

And he was happy to show off what he says is the dog's kitten when he revealed the litter to the world in these photographs.
 
'It's quite true,' 63-year-old Jeong Pyong-bong told the Korea Herald as he showed off mother and offspring at his home. 'This is a miracle.' 
 

Who am I? What am I? This is the 'kitten' that Korean man Jeong Pyong-bong claims was born alongside his dog's litter of puppies 
 
'After the little animal was born I stared at it in disbelief. It looked like a cat and was meowing like a cat. So how can it be a puppy?
 
'People from all over town have been calling at my house to have a look as the news has spread,' said Mr Jeong.
 
He added: 'I think I know how this happened. My dog went for a long wander one night - in fact she was out all night - and I think she got up to some mischief with the ally cats.

'How else do you explain this?' 
 
Despite Mr Jeong's insistence that his dog's puppy is a kitten, experts said such a 'miracle birth' was genetically impossible. 
 

Top dog: Sixty-three-year-old Mr Pyong-bong said his dog must have 'got up to mischief' with local alley cats but experts have dismissed the 'miracle birth' as 'genetically impossible'
 
'It's impossible for a dog to give birth to a cat,' said Professor Son Chang-ho of Chonnnam National University's College of Veterinary Science.

'The number and trait of chromosomes in canines and felines are completely different,' he told the Herald.

'It is possible that this is a puppy that just looks like a kitten.'

It is not the first time that 'opposite births' have been claimed in the animal kingdom.

A similar claim of a dog giving birth to a cat was made in China a few years ago, while six years ago in Brazil it was claimed a cat had given birth to two dogs.
 
SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk
    
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