“Adolf” or “Hitler” is how Patch, a puppy, wants to be called. In fact, he only responds to orders when called by the name of the Fuhrer and not his own original name.
Patch is called as such because of his striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler. The puppy sports a dark mark on the top of his lip which resembles that of the Fuhrer’s trademark squarish moustache.
The little puppy even wears the Nazi leader’s hair style with a dark brown patch of hair on his forehead to the left ear.
The temporary owner, Lynda Whitehead, says Patch is a cross between a French bulldog and a shih tzu. The puppy lives with two of his brothers with Whitehead in York.
She also said that everyone now calls the puppy “Adolf” or “Hitler”, his look-alike, instead of his original name . The puppy is also said to obey to orders when called by the Fuhrer’s name.
Ms. Whitehead admits though that she did not first notice the resemblance. The likeness between puppy and Nazi leader was discovered by accident.
“None of us noticed the likeness until we put a photo on Facebook and my eldest daughter saw it and said ‘You’ve got a little Hitler there’,” said Ms Whitehead.
“Although he’s called Patch, everybody calls him Adolf now. My grandsons are the worst for doing the goose-step when the puppy’s around,” she further added.
The Telegraph reports that Patch is a cross between his French bulldog mother, Betty, and his shih tzu father, Teddy. Patch’s parents are owned by Lynda Whitehead’s daughter, Clare. Patch was then given to Clare’s 17-year-old son, Dan.
Lynda Whitehead takes care of the three puppies in a litter, including Patch, in her home near Walmgate, Yorkshire until they are 12 weeks old.
“He is a lovely little thing. All of them are, but he is the gentlest of them all. He will sit on your lap and just look at you until he falls asleep. One of his brothers should be Hitler as he has the attitude. That one’s the runt of the litter so he’s had to fight a bit more,” Lynda Whitehead further said.
The owner further relates that Patch’s two brothers do not resemble any of the known dictators. Patch is now seven-week-old. His likeness to the dictator is only until his looks claims the owner.
Aside from Patch, other pets are also known to resemble Adolf Hitler.
Kitler, a cat who also resembles the 2oth Century dictator was introduced to the world in 2011. Kitler was found abandoned at a roadside by a staff at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. Kitler was then six weeks old.
After the fame received by Kitler, several other cats who said to resemble the German dictator then came to be called as Kitlers.
George, a goldfish, also bears markings strikingly resembling Hitler’s moustache and hair. His color changed due to the reaction of his body fighting infection. The condition is said to be permanent. His owner, Deborah Cochrane, from Belfast also claims the goldfish refuses to eat fish food. Instead he eats vegetables just like Hitler.