This extraordinary photo was drawn to my attention by the famous Terrierman.
I think this was taken at Westminster dog show - the American version of Crufts.
Does this not break any rules in American dog shows? In theory, it should be against the rules in the UK, although I did stumble on a website selling doggie cosmetics in the UK with a wide range of colours for covering up unsightly patchy pigment - but that's usually noses rather than eye rims - or at least I thought it was! Maybe the make-up is so convincing everyone is using it!
The rulebook says you're not meant to use any cosmetics on UK dogs and there are sometimes random hair samples taken to check that the dog's natural hair colour has not been enhanced. But to my knowledge no one has ever queried an overly made up nose.
And there have been some very high profile embarrassing fails on the random hair sampling in the Poodle world.
If eyeliner is okay in the US, what about hair extensions or indeed wigs or false legs - and is anyone testing for hair remover in the hairless breeds? Is that against their rules or indeed our rules? And how would you test for hair remover?
I've seen someone in the UK using hair straighteners at a show - The Guardian by chance photographed it happening at Crufts and included it in their gallery. Against the rules or not? Made me very nervous. I've burnt myself on hair straighteners before, I wouldn't want to put them near a dog.
What's your feeling about dogs - natural or cosmetically enhanced?
What big eyes you've got...
Maybe it's Maybelline?
Because they're worth it, I think someone should put a stop to this!