Born on May 18, 2007, this cute long coated male Chihuahua bears a perfect heart shape on his coat. His owner and breeder, Emiko Sakurada of Odate in the Japanese prefecture of Akita, aptly named him Heart-kun. Sakurada, who says she’s bred more than 1,000 Chihuahua puppies, said she’d never seen one with markings like Heart-kun.
Heart-kun’s mother gave birth to a new litter of puppies in August 2009, and one of the four tiny pups shares the unique heart-shaped coat marking. Sakurada has named the new puppy Love-kun, and, although she generally sells the puppies she breeds, she has no intention of parting with Heart-kun or Love-kun.
In that same year, 2009, Heart-kun became a father, and sired a pup with a heart-shaped marking. The pup has been called Kokoro-chan.
Photos by GETTY IMAGES & REUTERS – Issei Kato, JAPAN.