But not Kevin Chan, who’s spends £28,000 on pampering his beloved pooch Battle.
Kevin’s three-year-old Afghan Hound AJ Nirvana Battle turns heads wherever he goes.
With flowing locks and a beauty regime worthy of a model, he’s far from your average pup.
Kevin, a marketing director who lives in Beijing, China, has spent 100,000 Chinese Yuan (£11,600) to date on grooming equipment and 4,500 CNY (£525) a month on bathing products to keep Battle’s pristine floor-length mane in keep.
The Hong Kong-born 29-year-old claims Battle is the most beautiful animal on the planet.
Kevin said: “Since the moment I decided to take Battle home, he was already the most beautiful dog in the world.
“He is a family member now, so I don’t mind spending time and money on him.
“I need to bathe him regularly every seven to 10 days – it takes six to eight hours to bathe and groom him every time.
“I do all the grooming myself and have spent about 100,000 CNY (£11,600) to date on grooming equipment.
“I spend another 4,000 to 5,000 CNY on the best bathing products every month.
“Afghan hounds were born as models and have their own unique characters.
“I don’t style him deliberately, I just follow my heart.
“I always tell people I didn’t choose the dog but was chosen by him, therefore I have to try my best to give him the best treatment I can.”
The 29-year-old has taken up photography lessons so he can share the best photos of his hairy hound on social media.
“The only thing, which is the hardest, is to skilfully comb him – then you can get the nicest shots.
“I began to film and shoot him from the first day I got him because I wanted to keep every single moment.
“I even bought a camera and learned photography so I could record all the best moments.
“When people see Battle, their reaction varies. Some say ‘is it a dog or a sheep?’, ‘it must be very expensive to keep him’, or ‘you must be very considerate’.
“Others ask what breed he is or say he is so pretty and want to have a photo with him.”
Kevin spends six to eight hours a WEEK grooming Battle’s enviable coat.
The marketeer also uses fancy products to keep the pooch’s mane looking luscious.
Kevin said: “Every day, I spray a special nutritious solution on Battle’s fur and comb him. I have to brush him every day, to keep his fur from knotting together.
“When he was younger it would take me two hours a day to groom him, but now I only have to do this for an hour a time."
For those looking to style-up their own pooch, without spending several thousand pounds, doggie sunhats are now in fashion.
Or, tempt yourself with these Beauty and the Beast themed dog harnesses for your truly magical pup.
And if you see a dog left in a car in hot weather, this is what you should do.
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