Meet the people who look just like their pets
A study, commissioned by pet well-being website ITCHpet.com, has found that we are actually more likely to choose pets that we feel look like us.
Whether it’s in colouring the texture of their hair, their posture, or even a certain expression owners looking just like their cat or dog is surprisingly common. And apparently there’s a scientific reason for that.
According to the data, around one in six males (16%) feel their dog or cat has similar eyes to them, with one in ten believing they have the same nose shape or ears as their pet.
According to metro.co.uk, Professor Peter Neville animal behaviourist said ‘There is a comfort in seeing yourself look back at you. It’s kind of like a mutual dependency,’
‘The dog is dependent on you anyway and doesn’t really care what you look like. But if you see aspects of your own image you feel more comfortable. There are two of you against the world.
‘I think in the broadest sense of family it’s about identification, projecting a common image, there’s more than one of me. Because my dog looks similar to me, you can’t mistake me, if you think about me, you think about my dog too.’
Benedict and Rupert
Benedict Hurley, 39 (right) with Rupert the Airedale Terrier, (left) Leigh on Sea Essex (Picture: ITCHPet)
Twinning (Picture: ITCHPet)
Cuddle buddies (Picture: ITCHPet)
Claire and Devon
Claire Bolden McGill (left) with Devon (right) the Golden Cocker Spaniel, Cheltenham (Picture: ITCHPet)
Same hairstyle (Picture: ITCHPet)
Donia and Cookie
Donia Youssef (right) with Cookie (left) who is three quarters Boston Terrier with a bit of French bulldog and Chihuahua, from Grays, Essex (Picture: ITCHPet)
Dovile Petrauskiene (right) with Mila (left) the Tortoiseshell cat from London (Picture: ITCHPet)
Erik and Fari
Erik Hedin (left) with Fari (right) the Italian Greyhound, Stockholm, Sweden (Picture: ITCHPet)
They coordinate well (Picture: ITCHPet)
Henry and Buddy
Henry Maynard (left) with Buddy (right) the Miniature Labradoodle from London (Picture: ITCHPet)
Kieron and Tilly
Kieron Daniels (right) with Tilly (left) the Lurcher – Bedlington Terrier cross Whippet from Lincolnshire (Picture: ITCHPet)
Liam and Token
Liam Strong (left) with Token (right), American Pit Bull Terrier, from Oregon, USA (Picture: ITCHPet)
Rocky and Farag
Rocky Tantaway (Left) with Farag (right) the French Bulldog from Greenwich, SE London
They love matching outfits (Picture: Tony Halliday)
Santosh and Finnley
Santosh Achari (above) with Finnley (below) the King Charles Spaniel, Hyderabad, India
Chris and Charlie
Metro’s video editor Chris (right) looks just like dog Charlie (left) (Picture: Chris Rickett)
Em and Monty
Monty (left), a standard longhaired Dachshund and Em (right), from Stockton-on-Tees (Picture: The Kennel Club)
Andy and Archer
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