We've all heard the age-old theory: apparently, over time, dogs start to look just like their owners.
We know, we know — it sounds ridiculous. However, this theory has legs. Michael Roy, a psychologist at the University of California, put it to the test; he went to three local dog parks, photographed the doggos and owners separately, and then asked a group of participants to match them up. As the BBC reports, despite giving the participants no additional clues, they were able to match the dogs to owners with reasonable accuracy.
Still skeptical? Head on down to your local dog park for anecdotal proof. Or, better yet, scroll down for 15 pictures of pooches that bear a striking resemblance to their owners:
The Dog People A photo series of dog owners interpreting and mimicking their dogs' facial expressions. This is Leandro and his Rottweiler Koko. #dogs #dog #dogface #doglover #dogpeople #dogportrait #dogphotography #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #photography #photoseries #photoproject #animal #animalphotography #hamburg #inesopifanti
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