Dog/Human Look-Alikes

Everyone has a doppelganger, whether it's a celeb or a best friend. But sometimes, the person you're twinning with isn't a person at all. Did you know that most dogs actually resemble their owners? Have you ever wondered what dog do you look like, only to realize that you have an uncanny resemblance to your dog? Why do so many dog owners look like their dogs?

Well, most people choose dogs they are familiar with. I think it is safe to assume that you are pretty familiar with your own face, so when choosing a dog you tend to go with one that looks familiar to you, whether it be the shape, the eyes, mouth, ears, hair, etc. The same phenomenon can be seen in married couples who look alike.

Aside from choosing the dog that looks like you, you also are assessing the dog breed traits that are most near to yours. That's why you're likely to encounter people who look like their pets and act like them too. So if you are an upbeat, energetic person you most likely are going to choose the dog running around wanting to play with everyone, like a golden retriever or Siberian husky. And if you are a more relaxed, calm person then you are probably going to choose the pooch lying down relaxing while all of the other dogs play, such as a bulldog or Clumber spaniel. Like dog, like owner!

It's the familiarity that brings owners to their dog. The result: pets look like owners and owners look like pets.

In recent studies of matching random purebred dogs to their owners, 84% of the time people are able to correctly match them. Only 62% of the time, people are able to correctly match crossbred dogs to their owners. And over time, these cross-bred dogs become more and more like their owners making for a funny dog and owner blended look.

Here are a few photos of people who look like their dogs:

A woman with her dog - why do dogs look like their owners so much? A girl with her dog - people who look like their dogs are funny and cute A man with his dog - funny dog and owner pose We hope you enjoyed these pets that look like their owners. Do you look like your dog? Do you have the same curly hair as a cocker spaniel or the same hair as your dachshund? Do you look as refined as your poodle? If you think you and your dog look alike, we have the perfect opportunity for you!


Email with a selfie or a side by side photo of you and your adorable dog to enter the contest of Dog and Owner Look-a-likes!! Your photo will then be shared on our America’s Finest Pet Doors facebook and social media pages.

The photo with the most likes by New Years Day will win a one-use coupon code for 40% off of anything on our site (including your favorite doggy door) Feel free to share your photo with all of your personal Facebook friends, and have them share as well!

Best of luck to you and your dog!!!
Vanessa Hall

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Vanessa Hall

The Team is dedicated to providing the highest quality pet doors. As dog and cat lovers ourselves, we aim to write about the topics that matter the most to you and your furry friend. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team. 🐶🐱

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