‘My parents spent £1,100 on a purebred Maltese pup – but they got scammed’

A woman left social media stunned after her parents spent more than £1,100 on a purebred Maltese puppy – only to find out they had fallen victim to a scam as the dog grew older.

The lass, who posts online as @squidsum, shared a video claiming her parents has splashed out more than $1,400 on their new pet believing they had made a good choice.

In the clip, which has gained more than 3,000 views, she explained that her parents believed they had purchased a purebred Maltese.

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But as the dog grew older they realised it wasn't the popular dog breed at all as it turned out to be something completely different.

In the caption, she wrote: "What my parents thought we were getting when they spent $1,400 on a purebred Maltese."

She can be seen turning the camera to herself before pointing it at the family pet and declaring: "We got scammed."

TikTok viewers were left stunned after seeing how different the dog was but others pointed out how cute the puppy was.

One user commented: "Never buy a small dog."

Another wrote: "He's pretty cool though."

A third added: "My friend's dad paid the same amount for 'purebred pit bulls' and after a few years they're the most braindead goofy dogs ever. Definitely not pure."

However, the original poster declared: "He might be a little crispy but he’s still my baby."

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The news comes after a two-year-old Chihuahua named Pearl was officially dubbed the world’s shortest-living dog after it was confirmed by Guinness World Records officials.

Pearl measures 9.14 cm (3.59 inches) in height, meaning she’s shorter than an ice lolly stick, while the back of her neck to her hind measures roughly the same length as a tenner.

The tiny pooch, from Florida, weights just over half a kilogram, or half of a big bag of sugar.


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