Celebrity Chihuahua Heart-kun gets a younger brother who shares his heart-shaped marking
A few years back, a long-haired Chihuahua puppy became an international phenomenon due to a heart-shaped marking on his side. His owner and breeder, Emiko Sakurada of Odate in the Japanese prefecture of Akita, aptly named him Heart-kun, and his image graced a number of puppy-friendly websites like Cute Overload.
At the time, Sakurada, who says she's bred more than 1,000 Chihuahua puppies, said she'd never seen one with markings like Heart-kun.
Until now. Last week, Heart-kun's mother gave birth to a new litter of puppies, 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 told the Daily Mail that she has no intention of parting with Heart-kun and Love-kun.
More photos of the new puppy alone, with his littermates and with his older brother after the jump!
-- Lindsay Barnett
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