Britain's Ideal Pet: 4 in 1
That's right, this bizarre combination of four different animals that looks like the modern-day Frankenstein's monster apparently is claimed to be Britain's ideal pet.
With the ears of a rabbit, face of a cat, body of a golden retriever, and tail of a horse, the image depicts what Britain's ideal pet would look like.
The computer-generated picture was created after a survey of 2,000 British pet lovers revealed the nation's perfect animal was 49 per cent dog, 35 per cent cat, 9 per cent horse and 7 per cent rabbit.
Researchers called the odd creature the Equicanigattus, originating from the Latin roots equus, canis, and gattus, for horse, dog, and cat, respectively. The ideal pet also has a name, Max, who has high energy levels, loves daily walks, and sleeps for an average of 9 hours 27 minutes a day.
Pete Markey, who helped conduct the research for insurance firm More Than, said: "This experiment has provided great insight into exactly what it is about their animals people love, both in terms of looks and personality, and it goes to show what a pet-obsessed nation we are."
The picture was published as another study, by Tesco Pet Insurance, claimed many Britons were naming their pets after sporting stars. 'Rooney' was the most popular among half a million pet names