One of the eternal conundrums is: Do dogs look like their owners? If this perceived wisdom is indeed true, is it that dog grows to mimic its owner, or does the owner choose a dog in their own image?
Example of a Girl Looking Like Her Dog
What beautiful hair each has.
Example of a Boy Looking Like His Dog
My, those noses look similar.
So Alike - Same Smile
Because so many people make comments like, 'My friend Jo looks like their dog
Rover', there must be some truth in saying. Many of the examples on
the internet are posed, possibly in response to a 'Dogs Look Like Their Owner'
competition. However, the origin of the saying pre-dates the internet, and
even pre-dates photographs.
If we look further into the phenomenon, a number of reasons spring to mind. The most obvious effect is that people look at shop / litter / kennel of dogs
and pick the dog that most looks like them. In other cases people truly love
their dog, pamper it, and start grooming the animal and themselves along similar
Another factor is that the comparison is invariably between a person and
their dog. I have never heard it said that Jo looks like their cat, or
that Steve looks like their hamster. Occasionally you hear comments that
Fred looks like his cows, but let's not peruse that avenue.
Close observation reveals that the dogs look like their owners only if they
are pure-bred. Mongrels don't show the same affinity. I would also
suggest that when the similarity occurs, that it's recognisable almost as soon
as the owner brings the dog home.
Two final factors to support this assertion the dogs really do look like
their owners, firstly reports or rumours appear from all societies that keep
dogs. Secondly, the gender, or even the age of the owner does not matter.
- The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of
his tongue - Anonymous
- Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive
evidence that you are wonderful - Ann Landers
- If there are no dogs in
Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went - Will Rogers
is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face - Ben
- A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he
loves himself - Josh Billings
- The average dog is a nicer person than the
average person - Andy Rooney
- We give dogs time we can spare, space we
can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's
the best deal man has ever made - M. Acklam
- Dogs love their friends and
bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and
always have to mix love and hate - Sigmund Freud
- I wonder if other dogs
think poodles are members of a weird religious cult - Rita Rudner
- A dog
teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before
lying down - Robert Benchley
- Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes
like never washed a dog - Franklin P. Jones
- If I have any beliefs about
immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and
very, very few persons - James Thurber
- If your dog is fat, you aren't
getting enough exercise - Anonymous
- Ever consider what our dogs must
think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most
amazing haul: chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest
hunters on earth - Anne Tyler
- Women and cats will do as they please, and
men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea - Robert A. Heinlein
- If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you;
that is the principal difference between a dog and a man - Mark Twain
can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that
says, 'Wow, you're right. I never would've thought of that' - Dave Barry
- If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket
and then give him only two of them - Phil Pastoret
- The tiny Chihuahua is the second
most destructive dog you can have in your home, Will and Guy have
discovered, behind the Great Dane.
We found that a recent survey
indicates that the 'Little and Large' of the canine world can cause more
damage than any other breed. Apparently, in its lifetime, the average
Chihuahua causes £638 [approx. $1,130 USD] worth of damage, just £30 less
than its big cousin. The dogs often soil carpets, scratch doors, chew sofas
and break ornaments.
Another surprise inclusion on the league table of
mischievous mutts is the Dachshund. These 'sausage dogs' cause an average
£444 [approx. $785 USD] of damage during their lives.
On the other hand,
we have been told by veterinary friends that the pug and the huge St Bernard
are the least destructive breeds, the former tending to be better behaved
and more easily trained, the latter more gentle and stable in nature.
Two-year-old Yola, from Germany, takes her Irish wolfhound Trorrent for a
walk in Bregenz, Austria. Will they grow alike?
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