London: When choosing an animal to protect your home, you might have thought that a dog would be enough to scare off any would-be intruders. But one pet-owner was perhaps hoping to give any burglars an extra fright by dressing their Dogue de Bordeaux up as a lion. In two pictures posted on Twitter, the animal can be seen proudly standing guard by his front gate, before looking confused while sitting on a bed.  The image was posted online by user @cuteoverloads along with the caption: ‘Ordered a lion off eBay & they sent me this.’  It is not the first time that a dog owner has attempted to disguise their faithful friend as a lion.   In August last year a Chinese zoo was mocked online after trying to pass off a hairy dog as the king of beasts after removing the exotic animal from its enclosure. –MO