Do the results support the popular belief that there is a physical resemblance between dogs and their owners? The researchers say YES.
But Dr. Barkman says "HAH. IMPOSSIBLE!" And here's why:
Look at these picture of Dr. Barkman with her dogs. If she looks like every dog, then the dogs would look like each other, too."
Dr. B and Auggie
Dr. B and Chance
Dr. B and Izzy
Dr. B and Jesse
Dr. B and Lolly
Dr. B and Ruth
Dr. B and Coyote who lives near the golf course
Dr. B and Will
In conclusion, dogs don't look like their people…except in some cases:
|Gus and his boy, Scooter.|
Read the journal article:
Dogs Look Like Their Owners: Replications with Racially Homogenous Owner Portraits
Read what Slate magazine had to say:
What Makes People Look Like Their Pets?