Labrador Gets Mistaken For Giant Pug After Life-Saving Surgery

An adorable Labrador has been left looking like a giant pug after he had to have part of his nose removed in a life-saving op.

Ten-year-old Bo went under the knife in January after his owner Paddy Morral, 35, was told by vets the poor pooch had developed a cancerous tumour on his nose.

Part of his nose was removed in the surgery, but now, almost nine months on Bo's fur and whiskers have grown back and he is now mistaken for a massive pug when he's out and about with Paddy.

Credit: Guzelian
Credit: Guzelian

Paddy, from West Yorkshire, told the Sunday Express: "Our five other dogs acted a bit strangely around him at first, but they soon got used to his changed appearance.

"I actually thought he looked like a piranha fish, when there was no fur on his face, and people on the street used to be terrified of him. Now his fur has grown back, they just think he is some other kind of dog breed. "

Credit: Guzelian
Credit: Guzelian

Oh and in case you're wondering, yes, Paddy has heard the old joke about the dog with no nose.

He added: "I am very proud of Bo for coming through. He's been through a lot. I wouldn't be without him."

Ah, a very good, very brave boy. Let's hope Paddy is spoiling him with lots of treats.

One dog who is unlikely to be getting spoilt with lots of treats is Storm the Husky who appeared on This Morning with her owner Lucy Carrington.

Lucy was convinced her dog was a vegetarian, telling host Eamonn Holmes that the canine preferred veggies to meat, and, despite not being a vegetarian herself, she was happy to accommodate her dog's wishes.

Fair enough, right? If the dog opts for carrots over sausages that's up to her, surely? Except when it came to it and lovely Storm was presented with a bowl of vegetables alongside a bowl of meat, he went she went straight for the meat. Awkward, eh?


As the pooch ploughed straight into the meat, Lucy said: "Oh you little...I didn't swear. In fairness the weather has cooled down quite dramatically."

Meanwhile a vet on the show explained that dogs are omnivores, so should be given meat and veggies in their diet.

"She seemed to perk up, be a lot happier. She really took to it," said Lucy after the test. "If this is what she wants then obviously I'm going to adapt accordingly." Good to hear.

Featured Image Credit: Guzelian

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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