A new breed of fur-harvester has been born and will soon be on display in the U.K. It has a unique blend of human characteristics, from the hair to the coat to the fur to the body, and is said to be an evolutionary step forward for the species.
The fur-hounds are called Fur Dogs and the world’s only breed of them, according to the BBC.
“This is a really exciting, exciting time for fur and fur dogs,” said James Watson, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Edinburgh.
“These are the first dogs we’ve ever produced, and we are really proud of them.”
While fur-fearing dogs are a popular breed in the world, their breed has not yet been officially recognized as a recognized species.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, fur-dogs can weigh up to 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and live up to five years.
“The idea of this breed is that it can live in the wild and still be very friendly and will be able to be socialized and adoptable to people,” Watson said.
The first Fur Dog in Britain was born in a London breeder in August.
The breed was bred in a small laboratory in the early 1980s.
The dog is named Harvester, and its owner is Harvesters UK, a fur-industry group.
“It’s a very interesting story.
The idea that it is so close to human, it has such a human-like coat, the fact that it’s not a puppy or a puppy dog, but it’s a dog that has these very unique characteristics,” Watson told the BBC’s Newsnight.
“There is a lot of excitement about this breed.”
The new breed is the result of more than 20 years of research, according the BBC, and was named after Harvestering, the breeder of the first fur dog.
The new dog was bred by a man named James Watson.
“He did this with a dog from the same breeder that I was from,” said Harvesitters UK CEO Paul O’Connell.
The world will see the new breed on display at the International Fur Meet in Birmingham on Oct. 18, the BBC reports.