A dog owner in China says his pet is smart enough to buy himself sausages when he’s hungry.

Wu Qianhe, of Chengdu city, China, says his dog Lele buys himself sausages when he's hungry /Lu Feng

Wu Qianhe, of Chengdu city, says his pooch, Lele, barks to let him know he’s feeling hungry.

"I’ll drop him one yuan, and he takes the money in his mouth and runs to the neighbouring shops, which all know him well," says Qianhe.

Lele will not release the money until he’s been given the sausage, reports Chengdu Evening Papers.

"He is smart enough to tell the difference between a piece of white paper and money. You can never cheat him," added Qianhe.

via Ananova