These things look ridiculously like the stylised cartoon dogs I used to draw in junior school, constructed entirely out of round shapes. Only these are round *and incredibly fluffy* shapes. Serious deep-pile russet fluff. We are literally dealing with giant balls of fur here.
Oh, and then there are the curly tails.
And the blue tongues, one of which flopped out at me during the proceedings. It looked as if the dog had been sucking a fountain pen.
The female was quietly and dignifiedly soppy, like a cat. The male wasn't sure. He kept hovering just out of pat-range until the owner started leading them away, when he had a last-minute change of heart and galumphed back towards me for a pat. And then he had to be dragged away backwards. Both the owner and I were extremely amused by this. :)