York dog looks just like Adolf Hitler

York dog looks just like Hitler

NAZI PUPPYGANDA: Patch the dog who bears a remarkable resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Patch the dog who bears a remarkable resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

Patch the dog who bears a remarkable resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

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NOBODY calls Patch by his real name anymore.

With a large spot of dark brown hair over his left ear, and another dark patch on his top lip, Patch is a real life canine doppelganger of Adolf Hitler.

At only seven weeks old the adorable pup is more used to being called by the name of his lookalike, and these days he’s more likely to answer to “Adolf” or “Hitler” than his own name.

The tiny puppy, a cross between French bulldog and a shih tzu, lives with his two brothers with Lynda Whitehead in Navigation Road, off Walmgate, York.

Lynda said: “He’s my grandson’s dog, and none of us noticed the likeness until we put a photo on Facebook. When my eldest daughter saw it she said ‘You’ve got a little Hitler there’.

“Although he’s called Patch, everybody calls him Adolf now. My grandsons are the worst for doing the goosestep when the puppy’s around.”

Patch’s mother, Betty, a French bulldog, and father Teddy, a shih tzu, both belong to Lynda’s daughter Clare, and Patch now belongs to Clare’s 17-year-old son, Dan.

The three puppies in the litter are being reared at Lynda’s home until they reach 12 weeks old after Betty rejected her pups.

Despite his likeness, Patch is a gentle soul.

Lynda said: “He is a lovely little thing. All of them are, but he is the gentlest of them all. He will sit on your lap and just look at you, until he falls asleep. One of his brothers should be Hitler, he has the attitude. He’s the runt of the litter so he’s had to fight a bit more,.” she said

• Does your pet look like someone famous? email victoria.prest@thepress.co.uk or phone 01904 567157.

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8:12am Mon 25 Nov 13

yorkandproud says...

It made me laugh anyway. What do you call a zoological garden without any animals. A: a shih tzu .
It made me laugh anyway. What do you call a zoological garden without any animals. A: a shih tzu . yorkandproud
  • Score: 26

8:27am Mon 25 Nov 13

nearlyman says...

Watch out....you'll have the politically correct brigade onto you.................
..........
Watch out....you'll have the politically correct brigade onto you................. .......... nearlyman
  • Score: 19

8:37am Mon 25 Nov 13

powerwatt says...

Important story of the day.

This reminds me of American local radio.
Important story of the day. This reminds me of American local radio. powerwatt
  • Score: 12

8:40am Mon 25 Nov 13

piemagico says...

nearlyman wrote:
Watch out....you'll have the politically correct brigade onto you.................

..........
That's right. If the dog looked like Trotsky this story would be totally worthwhile.

FFS.
[quote][p][bold]nearlyman[/bold] wrote: Watch out....you'll have the politically correct brigade onto you................. ..........[/p][/quote]That's right. If the dog looked like Trotsky this story would be totally worthwhile. FFS. piemagico
  • Score: 4

9:12am Mon 25 Nov 13

the original Homer says...

yorkandproud wrote:
It made me laugh anyway. What do you call a zoological garden without any animals. A: a shih tzu .
Think it works better reworded:

I went to a local zoological garden the other day but they only had one animal, and that was a dog.
It was a shih tzu.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: It made me laugh anyway. What do you call a zoological garden without any animals. A: a shih tzu .[/p][/quote]Think it works better reworded: I went to a local zoological garden the other day but they only had one animal, and that was a dog. It was a shih tzu. the original Homer
  • Score: 15

9:32am Mon 25 Nov 13

eeoodares says...

Very funny!
Very funny! eeoodares
  • Score: 4

9:59am Mon 25 Nov 13

Fat Harry says...

This is just what UKIP have been looking for: a cute cuddly replacement for Godfrey Bloom.
This is just what UKIP have been looking for: a cute cuddly replacement for Godfrey Bloom. Fat Harry
  • Score: 9

10:01am Mon 25 Nov 13

Elephant says...

Are the photo captions the right way around? It's so hard to tell.

Let's hope Patch doesn't have plans to invade Hungate.
Are the photo captions the right way around? It's so hard to tell. Let's hope Patch doesn't have plans to invade Hungate. Elephant
  • Score: 16

10:15am Mon 25 Nov 13

matroom says...

I thought a shih tzu was flamingo land ???
I thought a shih tzu was flamingo land ??? matroom
  • Score: 12

10:43am Mon 25 Nov 13

baseboy says...

A shih tzu and a bulldog? A bullshiht?
A shih tzu and a bulldog? A bullshiht? baseboy
  • Score: 25

11:22am Mon 25 Nov 13

courier46 says...

Whatever next, Elvis?
Whatever next, Elvis? courier46
  • Score: 3

11:25am Mon 25 Nov 13

Daisy75 says...

I think we can safely say The Press has hit rock bottom when this is front page news. A couple of years ago I was buying the Press and an old man came past and commented that it was not worth 9 shillings. Now it's 11 shillings and never has his comment seemed more true!
I think we can safely say The Press has hit rock bottom when this is front page news. A couple of years ago I was buying the Press and an old man came past and commented that it was not worth 9 shillings. Now it's 11 shillings and never has his comment seemed more true! Daisy75
  • Score: 30

11:45am Mon 25 Nov 13

Candy Cupcake says...

A cross breed that no doubt will have a hefty price tag on it makes the front page news... Scrapping the bottom of the barrel...
A cross breed that no doubt will have a hefty price tag on it makes the front page news... Scrapping the bottom of the barrel... Candy Cupcake
  • Score: 0

11:54am Mon 25 Nov 13

Zetkin says...

One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition. Zetkin
  • Score: 29

12:27pm Mon 25 Nov 13

carpon says...

Is this proof of reincarnation? If Patch starts goose-stepping around the house get worried, very worried, ha love it! . As for a news story? Not sure but made me laugh anyway.
Is this proof of reincarnation? If Patch starts goose-stepping around the house get worried, very worried, ha love it! . As for a news story? Not sure but made me laugh anyway. carpon
  • Score: 5

1:02pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Daisy75 says...

It reminds me of a local paper headline Bill Bryson quoted to demonstrate the quotidian nature of local paper headlines '89 year old woman dies'. Probably off an old issue of the Press.
It reminds me of a local paper headline Bill Bryson quoted to demonstrate the quotidian nature of local paper headlines '89 year old woman dies'. Probably off an old issue of the Press. Daisy75
  • Score: 8

1:04pm Mon 25 Nov 13

CaroleBaines says...

Made me laugh - no bad thing on a Monday morning!
Made me laugh - no bad thing on a Monday morning! CaroleBaines
  • Score: 8

1:29pm Mon 25 Nov 13

courier46 says...

Zetkin wrote:
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
No one should have that sort of disfigurement,have you thought of plastic surgery?
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]No one should have that sort of disfigurement,have you thought of plastic surgery? courier46
  • Score: 9

1:39pm Mon 25 Nov 13

matroom says...

The people who are knocking this. Come on, its a bit of fun !!
The people who are knocking this. Come on, its a bit of fun !! matroom
  • Score: 8

1:44pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

Zetkin wrote:
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
PP can beat that...... His talks!!
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]PP can beat that...... His talks!! Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 8

2:24pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Zetkin says...

courier46 wrote:
Zetkin wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
No one should have that sort of disfigurement,have you thought of plastic surgery?
No. The hot air they generate keeps me warm where it matters and saves me a fortune on gas bills.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]No one should have that sort of disfigurement,have you thought of plastic surgery?[/p][/quote]No. The hot air they generate keeps me warm where it matters and saves me a fortune on gas bills. Zetkin
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Dave Ruddock says...

come on "Evening Press" are u a news paper or a comic wake up, reports facts and information, not dog, cat of the week ?????????
come on "Evening Press" are u a news paper or a comic wake up, reports facts and information, not dog, cat of the week ????????? Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Loollah says...

Slow news day is it?
Slow news day is it? Loollah
  • Score: -4

3:10pm Mon 25 Nov 13

notmyrealname says...

Funniest thing is we have be shown a picture of Hitler in case we didn't recognise the similarity !!
Funniest thing is we have be shown a picture of Hitler in case we didn't recognise the similarity !! notmyrealname
  • Score: 16

3:15pm Mon 25 Nov 13

eeoodares says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
come on "Evening Press" are u a news paper or a comic wake up, reports facts and information, not dog, cat of the week ?????????
Quite right, Newspapers should not be about fun and entertainment, they should only contain misery and death.

Cheer up you miserable tool, its a dog that looks like Hitler it will terrify the Poles living next door!
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: come on "Evening Press" are u a news paper or a comic wake up, reports facts and information, not dog, cat of the week ?????????[/p][/quote]Quite right, Newspapers should not be about fun and entertainment, they should only contain misery and death. Cheer up you miserable tool, its a dog that looks like Hitler it will terrify the Poles living next door! eeoodares
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Mon 25 Nov 13

3.8liter says...

Daisy75 wrote:
I think we can safely say The Press has hit rock bottom when this is front page news. A couple of years ago I was buying the Press and an old man came past and commented that it was not worth 9 shillings. Now it's 11 shillings and never has his comment seemed more true!
Yes I completely agree. this non story is also on all the news agents billboards.
They struggle with sales, well it's not surprising. Do they honestly think stupid stories like this sell papers?
They ought to be thoroughly embarrassed, but I doubt that they are.
The general public isn't that thick that it needs to pay to read this rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Daisy75[/bold] wrote: I think we can safely say The Press has hit rock bottom when this is front page news. A couple of years ago I was buying the Press and an old man came past and commented that it was not worth 9 shillings. Now it's 11 shillings and never has his comment seemed more true![/p][/quote]Yes I completely agree. this non story is also on all the news agents billboards. They struggle with sales, well it's not surprising. Do they honestly think stupid stories like this sell papers? They ought to be thoroughly embarrassed, but I doubt that they are. The general public isn't that thick that it needs to pay to read this rubbish. 3.8liter
  • Score: -10

4:48pm Mon 25 Nov 13

VINNIE J says...

Complete waste of time and space!!!
Complete waste of time and space!!! VINNIE J
  • Score: -8

5:14pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Caecilius says...

Fat Harry wrote:
This is just what UKIP have been looking for: a cute cuddly replacement for Godfrey Bloom.
Patch could scarcely make less of a contribution to the work of the European Parliament than Bloom has, and would certainly be a lot cheaper to send there.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: This is just what UKIP have been looking for: a cute cuddly replacement for Godfrey Bloom.[/p][/quote]Patch could scarcely make less of a contribution to the work of the European Parliament than Bloom has, and would certainly be a lot cheaper to send there. Caecilius
  • Score: 7

5:33pm Mon 25 Nov 13

PhilCx says...

Not the biggest day for news eh?

Perhaps the intrepid reporters at The Press would like to know about a Facebook campaign started by a number of current and former residents.

Albert "Mad Albert" NIcholson was a local character and war hero who entertained the people of York for many years. Some of us are trying to get his contribution to the city recognised by having a plaque with his name put on a bench somewhere in the city centre.

If you would like to see some old memories, go to Facebook then search for The Mad Albert York Memorial Campaign.

It has to be more interesting than this, surely?
Not the biggest day for news eh? Perhaps the intrepid reporters at The Press would like to know about a Facebook campaign started by a number of current and former residents. Albert "Mad Albert" NIcholson was a local character and war hero who entertained the people of York for many years. Some of us are trying to get his contribution to the city recognised by having a plaque with his name put on a bench somewhere in the city centre. If you would like to see some old memories, go to Facebook then search for The Mad Albert York Memorial Campaign. It has to be more interesting than this, surely? PhilCx
  • Score: 8

5:44pm Mon 25 Nov 13

swh1963 says...

Must be a nightmare training him - 'Seig! Heel!
Must be a nightmare training him - 'Seig! Heel! swh1963
  • Score: 7

6:23pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

PhilCx wrote:
Not the biggest day for news eh? Perhaps the intrepid reporters at The Press would like to know about a Facebook campaign started by a number of current and former residents. Albert "Mad Albert" NIcholson was a local character and war hero who entertained the people of York for many years. Some of us are trying to get his contribution to the city recognised by having a plaque with his name put on a bench somewhere in the city centre. If you would like to see some old memories, go to Facebook then search for The Mad Albert York Memorial Campaign. It has to be more interesting than this, surely?
All you have to do is what the people in this story did.
Pop down to Walmgate, go into the Press office, talk to the nice girls on reception who will pass it on to a reporter and photographer.
Tell em what you want and they'll print it.

That's how it works.
[quote][p][bold]PhilCx[/bold] wrote: Not the biggest day for news eh? Perhaps the intrepid reporters at The Press would like to know about a Facebook campaign started by a number of current and former residents. Albert "Mad Albert" NIcholson was a local character and war hero who entertained the people of York for many years. Some of us are trying to get his contribution to the city recognised by having a plaque with his name put on a bench somewhere in the city centre. If you would like to see some old memories, go to Facebook then search for The Mad Albert York Memorial Campaign. It has to be more interesting than this, surely?[/p][/quote]All you have to do is what the people in this story did. Pop down to Walmgate, go into the Press office, talk to the nice girls on reception who will pass it on to a reporter and photographer. Tell em what you want and they'll print it. That's how it works. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 4

6:36pm Mon 25 Nov 13

brummiebob says...

Glad they didn't mention the paw!
Glad they didn't mention the paw! brummiebob
  • Score: 13

6:39pm Mon 25 Nov 13

brummiebob says...

Looks more like Grrrrrrring
Looks more like Grrrrrrring brummiebob
  • Score: 11

7:28pm Mon 25 Nov 13

PhilCx says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
PhilCx wrote:
Not the biggest day for news eh? Perhaps the intrepid reporters at The Press would like to know about a Facebook campaign started by a number of current and former residents. Albert "Mad AlbertYou're absolutely right Buzz, unfortunately most of the founders of the group live 200+ miles from York now. Perhaps someone here could offer to help?
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PhilCx[/bold] wrote: Not the biggest day for news eh? Perhaps the intrepid reporters at The Press would like to know about a Facebook campaign started by a number of current and former residents. Albert "Mad AlbertYou're absolutely right Buzz, unfortunately most of the founders of the group live 200+ miles from York now. Perhaps someone here could offer to help? PhilCx
  • Score: -1

7:50pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Fat Harry says...

A good way of respecting Albert would be to stop calling him "mad". Then your calls for a plaque might be taken seriously.
A good way of respecting Albert would be to stop calling him "mad". Then your calls for a plaque might be taken seriously. Fat Harry
  • Score: 10

8:00pm Mon 25 Nov 13

MouseHouse says...

That dog looks nothing like Adolf.

Yes it's a quiet news day, in a quiet city but this running as the story on the boards outside newsagents is abject. This is a possible new low for The Press.

Another case of less (reporting of nonsense) being more (time for other stories with depth)
That dog looks nothing like Adolf. Yes it's a quiet news day, in a quiet city but this running as the story on the boards outside newsagents is abject. This is a possible new low for The Press. Another case of less (reporting of nonsense) being more (time for other stories with depth) MouseHouse
  • Score: 1

8:08pm Mon 25 Nov 13

pedalling paul says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
PP can beat that...... His talks!!
PTHZZZZzzzzzzzzzz...
....................
.!
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]PP can beat that...... His talks!![/p][/quote]PTHZZZZzzzzzzzzzz... .................... .! pedalling paul
  • Score: -3

8:09pm Mon 25 Nov 13

PhilCx says...

Fat Harry wrote:
A good way of respecting Albert would be to stop calling him "madAnd did you know his real name before I quoted it?

Look at the Facebook group before you judge.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: A good way of respecting Albert would be to stop calling him "madAnd did you know his real name before I quoted it? Look at the Facebook group before you judge. PhilCx
  • Score: -1

9:25pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Zetkin wrote:
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
Three @rseh0les on one buttock must be some kinda record!
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]Three @rseh0les on one buttock must be some kinda record! Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -2

9:25pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Zetkin wrote:
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
Three @rseh0les on one buttock must be some kinda record!
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]Three @rseh0les on one buttock must be some kinda record! Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Lord_Ray says...

Hang on... hang on... hang on...hang on...

A Dog? Looking like Jerry? And this is news?... Well quite frankly... I'm staggered.
Hang on... hang on... hang on...hang on... A Dog? Looking like Jerry? And this is news?... Well quite frankly... I'm staggered. Lord_Ray
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Mon 25 Nov 13

garethjv says...

Zetkin wrote:
One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband.

I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.
Do you have a Clegg poking its way out in the middle?
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: One cheek of my backside looks just like David Cameron, whilst the other bears an uncanny resemblance to Ed Miliband. I'll email a selfie to the Press for tomorrow's edition.[/p][/quote]Do you have a Clegg poking its way out in the middle? garethjv
  • Score: 4

1:17am Tue 26 Nov 13

MFComedy says...

To those with a sense of humor, here is the look for Kitlers - cats who look like Hitler - http://www.catsthatl
ooklikehitler.com/cg
i-bin/seigmiaow.pl
To those with a sense of humor, here is the look for Kitlers - cats who look like Hitler - http://www.catsthatl ooklikehitler.com/cg i-bin/seigmiaow.pl MFComedy
  • Score: 0

5:07am Tue 26 Nov 13

Magicman! says...

Don't let that dog near any microphones on elevated platforms....!
Don't let that dog near any microphones on elevated platforms....! Magicman!
  • Score: 0

7:28am Tue 26 Nov 13

oldgoat says...

VINNIE J wrote:
Complete waste of time and space!!!
And yet here you are reading it.....
[quote][p][bold]VINNIE J[/bold] wrote: Complete waste of time and space!!![/p][/quote]And yet here you are reading it..... oldgoat
  • Score: 4

1:18pm Tue 26 Nov 13

Hodgdawg2013 says...

Leave the Puppy alone! He is a cute little pooch, that should under no circumstances be associated with a monster.
The York Press should know better!
Leave the Puppy alone! He is a cute little pooch, that should under no circumstances be associated with a monster. The York Press should know better! Hodgdawg2013
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Tue 26 Nov 13

24.2.1969bestcitygoalever... says...

Can he paint?
Can he paint? 24.2.1969bestcitygoalever...
  • Score: 0

10:59pm Tue 26 Nov 13

VINNIE J says...

oldgoat wrote:
VINNIE J wrote:
Complete waste of time and space!!!
And yet here you are reading it.....
Thats the whole point in buying a paper!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VINNIE J[/bold] wrote: Complete waste of time and space!!![/p][/quote]And yet here you are reading it.....[/p][/quote]Thats the whole point in buying a paper!!!!!!! VINNIE J
  • Score: -1

9:48am Wed 27 Nov 13

oscarz says...

He dosent frequent Blue Moon Trading by any chance?
He dosent frequent Blue Moon Trading by any chance? oscarz
  • Score: 2

10:53pm Thu 28 Nov 13

tonyinselby says...

That has to be the only possible sentence in which the words "cute", "cuddly" and "Godfrey Bloom" appear at the same time.
That has to be the only possible sentence in which the words "cute", "cuddly" and "Godfrey Bloom" appear at the same time. tonyinselby
  • Score: 2

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