Westerners are know for their love of dogs and still I doubt if they can compete with the following Chinese couple:
Cui Pengwei (崔鹏伟) and Cui Jia (崔佳) are just like any other post-80s couple in China. They like to watch Hollywood blockbusters, go out to eat at fancy restaurants and sing Karaoke. However, they both have rather unusual jobs. He is a dog trainer and she is a dog groomer.
When you enter their little shop at Beijing’s southern suburban Fengtai district, which is lovingly called Beijing Pet Care Center (北京关爱宠物中心), you could be greeted by any of their eight dogs: two black and white Alsakas, one Alsatian-like Chinese shepherd dog, one American Eskimo, three bichons and one poodle called "Noodle".
“They are our children,” the couple said repeatedly, particularly Cui Jia, who often refers to the dogs as "my dear boy" or "my lovely girl" instead of their names. In fact, other than one of their Alsakas "Lever" and one of their bichons “Dabao” who they raised, most of the other dogs were either dumped on them by their customers or rescued by them from vets.
"What can you do?" Cui Pengwei said, "But we've reached our limit, otherwise we cannot guarantee the quality of their lives. We'll take care of them until they pass away. Then we'll adopt more."