We all know owners that look like their dogs and dogs that look like their owners. But the resemblance goes deeper than that. Actual scientific research has confirmed dogs’ personalities can come to mirror their owners’. It might be a result of shared life experiences. It could be down to owner bias in selecting the dog in the first place. But it’s a fact. Do you recognize you and your dog in these dog and owner portraits?
1. Tough and stylin’
I met this pair in the H Street neighborhood of the US capital. Tough, cool and immaculately put together. In the late afternoon light they positively glowed.
2. Cute dog pictures 101: Sugar and spice
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
These cuties were playing on the street near the beach town of Tulum. Perhaps a little guidance in how to pet dogs wouldn’t go astray, but no animal beats dogs as pets.
3. The tall and solemn type
New York City
A little stand-offish perhaps. Greying at the muzzle, with eyes that have seen it all before. Way to live in Manhattan with two small horses.
4. Sporty spice
Mexico City These two were all about the ball. Muscular, focused and having a fantastic time.
5. The cool kids
Los Angeles Dogs that live by the beach are happy dogs. Outside a coffee shop in Venice Beach, California.
6. A little bit cute, a little bit cheeky
Somewhere in Mexico
These three had mischief written all over them. Those specs almost make you miss the little dog at their feet. (Keep scrolling to see him.) As far as cute dog photos go, something tells me an adventure is about to unfold.
In conclusion: Dog is man’s best friend
When you look at the bond between dog and owner the world over it makes you realize how many things dogs are to people. Humans and dogs are just so damn compatible, aren’t they? We all crave the companionship of a dog. They fit themselves into our lives and make it work.