A fully-clothed dog walking on its two hind legs has been turning heads recently in south-west China's Sichuan Province.

The one-year-old male poodle, wearing a hat, shirt and skirt, was walking with a school backpack on its back, looking like a little schoolgirl.

"The dog is so cute and lovely. And it's so hard to believe that she can walk so well," said Luo, a passer-by.

The dog's owner Zhu said he had spent two months training the dog to walk upright. The dog would apparently be very excited when getting dressed and can walk about two kilometres like a human.

Zhu said he started to train dogs as a hobby 20 years ago and is now training several dogs of different sizes.

In 2014, a Pomeranian dog from Los Angeles, California made it into the record books for achieving two new world records: the fastest 10m on hind legs (6.56 seconds) and fastest 5m on front paws (7.76 seconds).

The record-breaking canine was the first reveal from the latest Guinness World Records annual released in September, which marked the series' 60th anniversary.