Murphy the 'mane attraction' is the 'pride' of Dogs Trust

Murphy the Shar-Pei Credit: The Dogs Trust

A dog that looks like a lion thanks to his incredible six inch long mane has been taken in by a Norfolk rescue centre.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Three-year-old Murphy is a Shar-Pei.

They normally have short fur but Murphy has the much rarer "bear" coat which gives him the lovely long mane.

He is being cared for at the Dogs Trust in Snetterton but a new owner is picking him up on Saturday.

Murphy the lion look-alike Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Handsome Murphy has so much potential and loves a fuss being made of him and receiving attention when he gets used to you."

– Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust, Snetterton