A 2-year old dog named Nuts has been making the rounds in the internet because of his unique and incredible beard. Nuts is from Moscow, Russia, and everywhere he goes he gets compliments and stares because of his one of kind facial hair. In most cases beards are trimmed and combed for dogs, but Nuts’ facial hair is all natural.
“Kids like him very much. They say, ‘Look mom, what a funny dog!’ or ‘This dog looks like a grandpa,’” says his owner, Tatiana Kovalenok, “Many people say that Nuts is very trendy, as it’s very popular nowadays for men to wear thick beard.” The character that Nuts gets compared to the most is the Star Wars character Chewbacca. This is mostly because of the shaggy brown hair that both of them possess. But for such an impressive facial hair, Kovalenok says that the grooming routine of the dog is actually quite simple.
“We don’t do any special treatment for the beard, we just wash it when Nuts takes a shower,” said Tatiana. “It grows by itself and the hair is so smooth we don’t even have to comb it and it never tangles.” Kovalenok also says that the dog is a well-tempered animal and attracts a lot of friends, including other dogs and humans.
“Nuts has very expressive mimics, you can always tell if he’s in a playful mood or upset or frustrated when being scolded,” she said. “He also loves to talk. He makes noises that you can hardly call a barking, it sounds more like he’s trying to talk human.”