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Do We Really Look Like Our Pets?

By BrookeLynn Published: March 26, 2009

We've all observed people in their pets: Whether we're sitting on a bench at the park or strolling past them on the street... and one thing has always been rather clear: some people really do look like their pets.

Strange, but true... and scientists have linked this strange phenomena as more than just coincidence.

There's a pretty interesting article relating to this subject on MSNBC.  To give you the Cliff's notes version, they say that people that purchase pedigreed pooches typically select a breed that will look like them as the pup ages.  Is it an unconscious human quirk?  They believe so.  They say the same doesn't go for those rescued mixed breeds: moreso because the adoption process is a little more "spur-of-the-moment", or there is no telling what the little guy may look like all grown up.

“People are attracted to looks and temperaments that reflect themselves or how they perceive themselves,” said Gail Miller, a spokeswoman for the American Kennel Club.

What do you think?  I don't know if I would be quick to admit I had the schnoz of my greyhound, or the belly of my bulldog.  I'll let the observers decide.

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