Liverpool City Council have confirmed a 9ft tall dog will also roam the city during Sea Odyssey, it's Giant Spectacular.
A 30ft 'Little Girl Giant' and another 50ft puppet playing the part of the uncle are also coming to the city.
The dog is called Xolo and is modelled on a hairless Mexican breed.
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