Woof? or Baaaa? or time to check Snopes?

Dog-sheep swap scam or sham?

By staff writers
April 27, 2007 12:30pm

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THOUSANDS of Japanese pet owners were swindled into buying half-price “poodles” that were actually sheep, it was reported today.

It wasn’t until a film star appeared on a talk-show program and wondered why her new poodle wouldn’t bark that the swindle was uncovered, the story said.