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Alaskan Malamute dog Tang Yuan, nicknamed the Sticky Rice Ball, is only 38 days old - but weighs a hefty 20kgs. The fluffy animal is well insulated against the cold and snow in Songyuan, northeast China's Liaoning Province. His owner Wang Xian says he doesn't feed Tang Yuan too much, but his pet just grows very quickly. "A lot of people said I abused the dog for making it so fat, but its fluffy hair makes it look big." (HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features)

 Alaskan Malamute dog Tang Yuan, nicknamed the Sticky Rice Ball, is only 38 days old - but weighs a hefty 20kgs.  The fluffy animal is well insulated against the cold and snow in Songyuan, northeast China's Liaoning Province. His owner Wang Xian says he doesn't feed Tang Yuan too much, but his pet just grows very quickly. "A lot of people said I abused the dog for making it so fat, but its fluffy hair makes it look big." (HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features)

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