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Owner buys sofa to match pups’ unique coat: Can you spot the pooch?

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A dog mum has to always look twice before sitting down. And that's because she has two adorable fur babies with markings that perfectly match her brand new sofa!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 21/01/2021, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

The pair of French Bulldogs - Vinnie and Rocco - both have unusual blue/grey merle coats. Merle is a genetic pattern that creates a combination of spots and patches of smudged colour. 

It gives the pups a distinct look, making them stand out against (most) backdrops. But there's one place where this adorable duo practically disappears - their mum's new sofa. 

Spot the pooch!

The comfy-looking velvet couch is the exact same colour and pattern as the pups' coat, giving them the perfect place to hide after they've been up to no good. And that, as most Frenchie owners know, happens on the daily when these cheeky pups are around!

The matching pattern means their mum must always look twice before collapsing on the couch at the end of another hard day. She's also invented a new game for all her Instagram followers - find the pooch! Can you spot Vinnie or Rocco? 

Speaking to the Daily Mail, owner Tina Grantham, said:

"I don’t think they know they are camouflaged with the couch... but they spend a lot of time hiding behind the cushions and peeking out. Rocco is very loving, calm, and so photogenic. Vinnie is very independent...he likes snuggles but also loves being on his own."

Owners beware

This cute pair will inspire lots of people to seek out merle pups. But would-be owners should think carefully.

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Merle pups can cost as much as £5,000 due to high demand. They're also predisposed to specific medical conditions, including hearing and sight loss. These are expensive to treat and can have a big impact on the dog's quality of life as they start to age.

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