There’s no doubt that some animals are extremely unique – and sometimes, even one of a kind. Take a look at the beautiful Titus for example, a pit bull that certainly has some distinctive looks. At first sight, you’d believe that Titus was actually a cheetah, but he’s actually a dog, unlike any other pup you’ve ever seen.
One of his owners posted a picture of Titus on the social media news site Reddit, where it amassed over 7000 ‘upvotes’ and it quickly went viral because of Titus’ unique looks. It didn’t take long before some local news outlets starting reporting the story of Titus “the cheetah pit bull”. The cheetah-marked canine surely impressed a lot of viewers, but the general response on the legitimacy of the picture is rather mixed.
Some people can’t believe that Titus has been given these spots naturally, and think they’re hand-painted.
There is definitely plenty of reason for doubt, as the man only posted a single picture online. Titus also looks like he’s sitting in some kind of groomer’s salon, suggesting that the spots were the result of a couple of hours of painting with non-toxic ink. The man also said online that Titus was an “Albanian Pit bull”, but that dog breed doesn’t exist.
Even though the evidence points in the opposite direction, the man that posted the photograph online claims that Titus’ appearance is 100% real. He explains that he made a mistake with the breed name, and didn’t post any other pictures because Titus is his girlfriend’s dog and he didn’t get her permission.
“I’m actually very surprised at how much attention this dog has gotten. My intention was just to show the dog and figured some people would appreciate it. I never would have imagined that this many people worldwide would be interested about Titus. I honestly think this dog has gotten way too much attention. To me all dogs are special and unique in their own way. I am a pitbull lover and I always will be. But I do like all breeds of dog. I don’t think that Titus is any more special than any other dog on this Earth.”
“All I can tell you is the dog is real. He is actually a mixed breed. I believe she said Catahoula leopard dog mixed with some sort of a pitbull. I thought she said Albanian Pitbull but I have no idea. I am not a pitbull expert by any means. The dog is real. People will always have their opinions on everything. I know he’s real because I see him everyday and he sleeps on my bed with me every single night. If there was paint or Dye on Titus I would definitely know when I give him a bath. 100 % real.”