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Perro Pelón, or Bald Dog in English, refers to a series of Photoshopped images of dogs with bald heads that went viral in April 2023. The most prominent image shows a Schnauzer dog with a bad haircut, making the animal seem like a human.


On April 1st, 2023, Facebook[1] user Fatima Diaz Funes posted a series of pictures of her dog with the caption in Spanish "I wanted to give my dog ​​a haircut and now I want him to leave my house, it scares me." The images (seen below) show the dog with a shaved head and a sinister stare. The post garnered 107,000 likes and 574,000 shares in two years.

Fatima Diaz Funes April 1, 2023. : Eu queria cortar o cabelo do meu cachorro e agora eu quero que ele saia da minha casa estou com medo *. See original. Rate this translation 107K 174K comments 574K shares

On April 2nd, 2023, the dog owner explained (seen below original comment) that she used an Instagram filter to create the baldness effect in the pictures.

Author Fatima Diaz Funes El perro es tendencia con su corte 827 Like Reply See translation 2y Edited Most Relevant is selected, so some replies may have been filtered out. Author Fatima Diaz Funes Es filtro de instagram busquenlo hasta los gatos se le puede poner Like Reply See translation 2y View more replies 46 :


The image of the bald dog was widely spread on social media, inspiring ironic memes and Photoshop edits of other animals with their heads shaved. On July 26th, 2023, YouTuber[2] musicoscinicos uploaded a parody music video titled "perro pelón" (English: "bald dog") featuring several images of different bald dog memes. The video (seen below) garnered 74,000 views and 4,100 likes in two years.

On April 2nd, 2023, TikTok[3] user @noescataliinaleiiva uploaded a comedy skit video talking about things that scare her and showing the bald dog image as an example. The video (seen below, left) received 28,200 plays and 2,700 likes in two years. Another TikToker,[4] user @todinho_l, posted a bald golden retriever picture with the overlay text in Portuguese "Dog barks at the Bible and wakes up bald." The video (seen below, right) garnered 69,200 plays and 342 likes in four months.

@noescataliinaleiiva Ayudaaa #greenscreen #colombia #español #parati ♬ Pero esa cosa – por fin a alguien

tô com medo 🥺

♬ 1 second count / when button pressed / time signal 23(1117365) – QUESS

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VS gato pelon
A lo que se refiere Hermione. / Lo que me imagino: See Translation

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[1] Facebook – Perro Pelón Original

[2] YouTube – perro pelón

[3] TikTok – @noescataliinaleiiva

[4] TikTok – @todinho_l

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