A cocker spaniel which can melt your heart… and make you give him your money!
This canny canine has worked out that you don’t need to work like a dog to enjoy the finer things in life.
Bobby the cocker spaniel has realised that his good looks alone will persuade passers-by to part with their cash
Now the dog from Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province in north-east China, has become a local celebrity for his remarkable talent for recognising money – and spending it.
Each day Bobby hangs around the lottery station run by his owner Wang Chun, waiting for generous looking customers.
As soon as he sees one taking out cash for tickets, he knows to turn on the charm.
If someone gives him a one-yuan note he will pick it up in his mouth and rush to a nearby grocery store to buy his favourite snacks, which include sausages and chicken wings.
According to Mrs Wang, the eight-year-old has bought snacks for himself for the past five or six years.
‘I can’t remember when he started to buy himself, but he is smart enough to do many things,’ she said.
She adds that Bobby can’t be fooled. If a piece of paper along with a currency note were put before him he would always pick up the note.
And if a small note and a large denomination note were put in front of him he would take the large one.