International Dog Day: 30 Of Hong Kong's Most Pampered Dogs
1/23 Ball Bor
Fashion designer Harris Chan’s five-year-old Shiba.
Naughtiest moment? “He bit and broke my Patek Philippe,” says Harris.
Biggest treat? Harris once bought Ball Bor a luxurious oil massage.
Entrepreneur Ruth Chao’s Jack Russell terrier.
Naughtiest moment? “There are too many to name. Once, he accidentally gobbled up my earrings,” says Ruth.
Latest present? A luxurious doggie hut and bed from Denmark that Ruth helped design.
Writer Diana d’Arenberg’s blue-eyed husky.
Best outfit? For Halloween one year, Laika was the grandma wolf in Little Red Riding Hood.
Biggest treat? “We had a nice big comfy bed made for her and shipped over from Germany, as well as a leather collar and leash from a fetish leather specialist in Berlin. As you do,” says Diana.
Entrepreneur Claudine Ying’s adorable poodle.
Most endearing habit? A paw tap, which is Barksdale's way of asking nicely for you to pet him.
Favourite outfit? “I used to dress him up in a qipao for Chinese New Year, but he’s too old for that now,” says Claudine.
Financier Alby Chung’s fluffy Samoyed.
Biggest indulgence? A Sealy Posturepedic Cal King bed. It was for Alby, but it’s Tofu’s now.
Best memory? Alby took Tofu to The Pulse one evening when she was a pup. Letting her off the leash was not a good decision. “She dove straight into the water,” says Alby. “Guess who took a late-night swim to fish her out?”
6/23 Luke Boka and Jasper Stormey
Entrepreneur Elson Luk’s French bulldog and Pomeranian.
Best outfits? “I get them outfits when I see cute ones. My favourites are their kimonos that I got in Tokyo,” says Elson.
Biggest indulgence? Elson also bought some Hermès silk pocket squares for Luke Boca and Jasper Stormey to wear as bandanas around their necks.
Founder of Hong Kong-based photographic and production agency, Fast Management, Barney is Francisco Anton-Serrano’s bear-like Chow Chow (shown on the right).
Any plans to expand the clan? “My new year’s resolution was no more pets. Though it’s very tempting,” Francisco says.
Entrepreneur Antonia Li’s grey poodle.
Biggest indulgence? Antonia had her Goyard dog carrier personalised with Casper’s initials.
Funniest memory? Once he was so frightened by a sound from the TV that he rolled off the bed, which is four times his height.
9/23 Nugget and Milo
Stylist Sena Wakabayashi’s twin golden retrievers.
Best memory? “My favourite time with the dogs was when I was pregnant,” says Sena. “They were by my side all the time, and I could feel they were super tuned in to what was happening. Milo would sleep outside the bedroom door every night, and Nugget on the floor next to the bed without fail.”
Favourite toys? Sena is constantly on the search for indestructible toys—they chew through most toys in an hour.
10/23 Mr. Bean
Consultant Jasmine Chung’s pug.
Naughtiest moment? When Jasmine was still studying at New York University, she came home from class one day and found Mr. Bean chewing her red Birkin. He nearly bit the handle off.
Significant other? Back in New York, he used to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for a boyfriend.
Restaurateur Pearl Shek’s pudgy pug.
Funniest habit? No matter how late Pearl goes to bed, Yogi tries to stay up with her. “I can see him struggling every night trying to stay awake,” says Pearl. “He waits for me to climb into bed first, and then he’ll follow.”
Nickname? Pearl calls him Follower—and for a very good reason. “He follows me everywhere I go when I’m at home,” she says. “When I’m walking around, showering, sleeping, he’s there—all the time.”
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Entrepreneur Angie Ting’s smiley Shiba.
Naughtiest moment? Swifty chewed up Angie’s children’s homework—twice. Informing the teachers was embarrassing.
Favourite memory? Angie was eating dinner one night, turned around for a second and Swifty ate all the rice off her plate. “The look on her face when I caught her was hilarious,” says Angie.
13/23 Chikita Chanel Hung
Businesswoman Deborah Hung’s cheeky Chihuahua.
Cheekiest habit? When Deborah is video-calling her family, Chikita will start hitting the phone with her paw to finish the call.
Favourite outfit? Chikita’s extensive wardrobe houses Fendi clothes and a Louis Vuitton bag.
Chef Mina Park’s furry four-legged friend.
Average day? “Nelinha lives the LA lifestyle I dream of,” says Mina. “She eats only organic, gluten-free food, lounges in her Saarinen womb chair and regularly hikes to the beach.”
Significant other? Nelinha has a boyfriend named Axel Wolfgang Wong. They go on dates together to the doggie park.
15/23 Simba and Orion
Entrepreneur Kevin Poon’s rescue dog and miniature Yorkshire terrier.
Nickname? Simba is also called Fay Chu (Fat Pig) because he was such a chubby puppy when Kevin adopted him.
Best memory? “Every day is a new memory. I love them,” says Kevin.
16/23 Xiao Fung Tan
Chef Esther Sham’s stylish Shih Tzu.
Favourite accessory? Her Hermès collar.
Best memory? Once Esther snuck Xiao Fung into the movies. “At first we were worried she might bark, but she actually fell asleep,” recalls Esther. “Her snoring was so loud that it sounded like it was coming from a man.”
Entrepreneur Yolanda Choy-Tang’s fluffy white Samoyed.
Sweetest moment? Olaf keeps Yolanda’s kids company when they’re studying and lets them lie on him when they’re watching TV.
Natural habitat? “When he visits the groomers—he spends more time at the salon than I do,” says Yolanda.
Influencer Feiping Chang’s black-and-white poodle.
Favourite food? “He literally eats anything,” says Feiping. “When he was on medication, the vet told me to mix his meds into food to hide the unpleasant taste, but Pumpkin just straight up ate it. That’s why I’m selective about his food. He’s only fed all-natural, freeze-dried, grain-free food that I mix into a porridge for him with Nova Scotia seaweed powder."
Biggest indulgence? Freeze-dried salmon, deer liver or beef tendons. "My husband jokingly complains that Pumpkin eats better than he does,” Feiping quips.
Founder of EightyEight nail salon, Stephnie Shek's sleek black-and-white Frenchie.
Hidden talent: Seal's got the best puppy eyes ever.
Sean Lee-Davies' Jack Russell terrier.
Where you'll find him: Besides joining Sean on epic adventures, Sparky has also been seen enjoying the high life at the Rosewood Hong Kong.
Celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson's Jack Russell terrier, Luca.
Hobbies: Riding on golden goose pool floaties, swimming and napping. Follow him on his dedicated Instagram page: @lucalissimo.
22/23 Noah and Emma
The golden retrievers of Vickie Li, assistant general manager of retail and hotel management at Henderson Land.
Loves: Boat rides, car rides, and playing dress up. Follow their antics on Instagram @2cgoldens.
23/23 Anna Belle, Oli, Charlie and Bailey
Emerald Shek's pack of purebred Tibetan Spaniels.
Best known for: Making funny faces and being notoriously difficult to gather for a family portrait.
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