Dog or Human? You be the judge.

Feb 11, 2023

It is said that dogs and their owners start to look alike over time, but this puppy's face looks surprisingly human.

Yogi is an cute dog whose picture is confusing dog lovers. He is a mixed breed, but does that include being part human?

In reality, Yogi is a 1-year-old Shih-Poo (a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Poodle) who recently received grooming. It may be his captivating green eyes, plump pink lips, or his model-like physical features that are causing people to take a second look at his photo.

According to his mother Chantal Desjardins, Yogi appears more "human-like" after getting a haircut. Despite his striking appearance, he is just like any other dog. Desjardins told iHeartDogs:

“He’s a crazy puppy! Super cuddly and playful. He’ll army crawl to me and just plop on his back so he can get a belly rub.”

Actually, in some photos, especially when his hair is a bit longer, Yogi looks like a typical, cute, curly-haired dog.

...or perhaps a bit like a Muppet.

Yogi has an 8-year-old sister named Darla, who is a Shih Tzu. Despite having a famous brother, Darla still retains her spunky personality.

If Yogi looks somewhat familiar to you, it may be because you remember another Shih-Poo named Tonik whose photos became popular on the internet in 2013 for a similar reason.

It could be his unimpressed, curled-lip expression, or maybe his bright irises that make him look human-like. It's interesting to note that Tonik, who gained internet fame, is also a cocoa-colored Shih-Poo like Yogi.

Tonik was available for adoption when he became famous online, but he has since found a permanent home.

We believe all dogs are beautiful, but some have truly remarkable and distinct features.