By Beth Kilgallon

This pooch looks like Joe Exotic‘s doppelganger thanks to his new hilarious haircut.

Ella Mae Mullins, from Memphis, US, has given her nine-year-old Pomimo, called George Washington, a funky new do which has got him being likened to Joe Exotic from Tiger King as he dons a similar hilarious blonde mullet.

Ella Mae says that as she lives in the southern states of America, a mullet is the hairstyle that all the kids are getting, so she didn’t want her pooch to miss out.

But she thinks it is hysterical that he has been compared to the notorious Joe Exotic.

She added: “It really makes me laugh that people have resemble him to the likes of Joe Exotic and people find it hilarious that he reminds them so much of him.

“I think it is a mixture between his golden blonde locks and the mullet haircut that makes them look so similar.

“I can see the resemblance between them for sure, but my George Washington is just a way cuter version of course.

“A mullet is a haircut that a lot of kids are getting these days in the south. We always joke about the Alabama waterfall haircut, so why not let our George rock one?

“We didn’t want him to miss out on the fun of a mullet, even if that means he bears a resemblance to Joe Exotic.

“We have been getting his haircut like a lion for a few years now, and we just thought we would switch it up a bit.

“It was actually mainly my husband’s idea to go for a mullet. He thought it would make a nice change from his usual style, and as he is so cute anyway, we knew he would look great with it.

“So we just asked the groomer to make it happen. It’s amazing.”

Since donning his new mullet, Ella Mae says that she and George Washington are often stopped in the street by people who want to take a picture of him with his cool new do.

She added: “People that walk past us always stop to say how awesome and cute he looks.

“When I first saw George with his mullet I could not stop laughing. It was just absolutely hilarious.

“And it was also just such a shock from his usual lion-like style. But he looked amazing.

“I think he loves his new hair too. He seems to rock it really well.

“George loves attention anyway, so he has been especially loving all the extra attention he has been getting due to his new mullet.”