Last Updated on
A doggy that was so disease-ridden its breed was difficult to recognize has won a best dog award after going through an incredible transformation.
Tiny, the Rottweiler, was dying when he was rescued from a dog’s home in Taiwan after being abandoned.
British expat Sean McCormack noticed the very sickly looking dog on a visit to the pound and made the decision to take him to his sanctuary on the island.
‘When I first saw Tiny he was big, clearly very sick and, we were told, aggressive so we we agreed to take him in,’ the 46-year-old mentioned.
‘At first, I thought he was a mastiff, because he was in such a bad state that it wasn’t clear to me what breed he really was.’
Tiny was nursed back to health by Mr McCormack and a short while ago won an RSPCA Ruff award, which is an alternative to the famous Crufts prize.
Mr McCormack added: ‘We are all over the moon that Tiny was crowned grand champion of Ruffs 2014.’