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WHY YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG
An article by Sarah Yager in the November 2013, The Atlantic magazine proves that you look like your dog…well sort of. The purpose of the article is to assemble the evidence that supports the old maxim that people look like their dogs. Here are summaries of some of the research and studies she reported:
- Pictures of dogs can be matched to pictures of their owners by strangers at a rate that is well above chance.
- College women with longer hair judged flop-eared dogs like beagles to be more attractive, intelligent and friendlier than dogs with pointy ears; women with shorter hair thought just the opposite.
- Obese people are much more likely than others to own obese dogs.
- People who called themselves “dog people” were found to be less neurotic than “cat people” who were found to be more curious.
Amazingly, all of the findings above are supported by research that is cited in the article. To read this fascinating article in full go to http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/why-you-look-like-your-dog/309526/.
The pictures here are also from The Atlantic magazine from an article by James Hamblin: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/people-who-look-like-their-dogs/280839/ In this article you’ll also see how The Simpsons take it to the next level.