Not many a person hopes to look like a poodle – but it seems science has other plans.
It turns out that dog owners often choose breeds to whom they bare a resemblance. Why? For the same reason people are sometimes attracted to people who remind them of their parents: familiarity.
People find sameness comforting, and respond favorably to things with which they already have positive associations – like their own face, for example. Though there hasn’t been extensive research one the subject, existing studies have found that people are often able to match dogs with their respective owners simply by studying photographs of each.
In a 2009 experiment by psychologist Sadahiko Nakajima, participants correctly identified dog-owner pairs 80 percent of the time.
Been told you and your Yorkie could be related? Have a friend who looks Havanese? Send us the snapshots – we’d love to see!
It’s not every day we have the opportunity to join forces with another awesome company. So becoming the exclusive supplier for Eyenimal products in the US, Canada and Mexico is a pretty big deal. And it’s one we’d like to celebrate by highlighting a couple seriously purr-fect offerings from our new partner in canine (see what we did there?), featured in Pet Age.Eyenimal Bark [...]
It may be our favorite thing when clients send us photos of their dogs. Especially when those photos come with positive feedback about our customer service! (We aim to please, after all.) So when Ideal customer Tannah reached out to us about her experience, we simply had to share.Tannah and her father, Mike, were having trouble with the latching [...]
Cat cafés. Never heard of ‘em? Totally intrigued? Want to visit one, like, yesterday? You’re not alone! The very first of its kind, Cat Flower Garden, opened its doors in Taiwan in 1998. The concept took off – obviously, because who wouldn’t want some kitty love with their latte? – and now spots like it can be found all over [...]
Your pet’s teeth should be taken seriously all year long. Periodontal disease (the most common clinical condition befalling dogs and cats) is 100% preventable – so there’s no reason your pet should suffer! Here’s how you can keep your furry friend’s smile in tip top shape.Say cheese with hard cheese. Himalayan Dog Chews will not only will save your furniture [...]
If you’re like most dog-less dog lovers, you’ve been dreaming of puppy ownership for years. Puppies are wonderful creatures, and raising one creates an unbreakable bond – but it’s also a tremendous responsibility. Here are five ways to know you’re definitely ready to get a puppy.You can afford it. Finances aren’t the first thing that comes to [...]
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If you’re a loving dog owner, sooner or later your furry friend will enter their senior years. Just like humans, this comes with a new set of challenges and responsibilities you’ll have to prepare for. Stiff or painful joints can create some serious problems, if not treated properly. Stairs become obsolete, and even your floors [...]
4 Perfect Holiday Presents for Your PupWith the holiday season in full swing, it’s unlikely that you’ve got a ton of spare time on your hands to shop for your precious pooch. But don’t worry! We’ve got a few suggestions for Fido – and they can all easily be snagged online. Personalized Bamboo Leash. Not only is this leash borne [...]
People have been known to roll in separate circles – but did you know dogs belong to particular packs, too? Seven of them, to be exact. Thankfully, these aren’t akin to the cliques we humans formed in high school – they’re based off distinctions the American Kennel Club (AKC) made in order to fairly judge dogs during competitions.Back in [...]