Hu Lin had fallen out with her neighbor  Wang Sun, after they butted heads over a building extension to his home six years ago, the Austrian Times reported.

It seems she was so angered she decided to call her pooch after him and whenever he was in the vicinity she allegedly started to curse at the pet loudly.

‘To get her own back she named her dog Wang and then whenever she saw me she would start swearing and insulting the dog using my name,’ Wang said during the proceedings at the courthouse in Gansu province, northern China.