Heel Hitler! Patch the puppy is a dead ringer for the Fuhrer... but his owner insists he's the gentlest of the litter

November 25, 2013 2:02 PM

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But unfortunately for him, he has a face like one of history's most evil men.

The seven-week-old black and white puppy was born with an uncanny resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

A dark mark on his top lip mirrors the Fuhrer's famous moustache. And another large brown area over his left ear completes the look of the 20th Century dictator.

But, according to his owner, the resemblance ends there as Patch - unlike Hitler - has a lovable temperament.

The tiny puppy, a cross between French bulldog and a shih tzu, has two brothers and lives with owner Lynda Whitehead in York.

She said no-one calls him by his real name any more and Patch is starting to obey orders - as 'Adolf' or 'Hitler'.

Mrs Whitehead said: '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".

Patch's mother Betty, a French bulldog, and father Teddy, a shih tzu, both belong to Mrs Whitehead's daughter Clare, and Patch belongs to Clare's 17-year-old son Dan.

The three puppies in the litter are being reared at the family home until they reach 12 weeks old after Betty rejected them.

Mrs Whitehead added: '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.

After MailOnline introduced you to the house that looked like Hitler two years ago, in Swansea, south Wales, a series of readers sent in pictures of their cats that looked like the Nazi dictator.

In 2011, a six-week-old puss was named Kitler by staff at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, who took her in after she was found abandoned at a roadside.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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