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Rufus was John Cochrane's pet dog. Rufus was also the star of his own series on Panda's channel, Rufus' Daily Treats, where Panda fed Rufus a new treat each episode in a vlog format. The treats were given a rating in different fields by Rufus. He often had his fellow pet, Marmite, at his side while he ate.

Rufus was a Shar Pei breed [1]. The breed originates from China, and were bred to be fighting dogs. The name translates to "sand skin". This is a reference to the texture of its coat, which is rough and short. They are known for their deep wrinkles and their blue-black tongue.

Rufus, just like many other Shar Pei dogs, had been struggling with Shar Pei fever, leading to his kidneys to shut down, resulting in Panda having to put down his beloved dog on 12 January 2014.[2]


  • Rufus was a Shar Pei dog.
  • He was approximately 4 years old.
  • Rufus was put down on January 12th 2014.
  • Rufus is also referred to as Rufington, The #1 Space Dog and Lord Rufus Rufingtons.


Yogscast Pets
Panda's Pets: Lilith, Marmite, Rufus
Nilesy's Pets: Lyndon
Martyn's Pets: Kiki, Pascal
Zoey's Pets: Ziggy
Simon's Pets: Ollie
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