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Japan smitten by puppy love

<p>A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sits at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan in this July 10, 2007 file photograph. The chihuahua puppy has become Japan's latest heart-throb after he was born with a heart-shaped mark on his coatREUTERS/Issei Kato/Files</p>

A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sits at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan in this July 10, 2007 file photograph. The chihuahua puppy has become Japan's latest heart-throb after he was...more

A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sits at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan in this July 10, 2007 file photograph. The chihuahua puppy has become Japan's latest heart-throb after he was born with a heart-shaped mark on his coatREUTERS/Issei Kato/Files

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<p>A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan in this July 10, 2007 file photograph. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files</p>

A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan in this July 10, 2007 file photograph. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files

A long-coated male chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate in northern Japan in this July 10, 2007 file photograph. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files

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