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Find out if dogs REALLY look like their owners at this Vancouver Science World exhibition

Written by Cheryl Cole

We all remember that scene from 101 Dalmatians where Pongo looks out of the window to see various owners walking dogs who look exactly like them.

Sure, it’s a Disney exaggeration but is it really that unrealistic?

There have been numerous studies over the years to find out if dogs actually do look like their owners, with some claiming there is scientific evidence that women with long hair are more likely to own dogs with floppy ears.

Sound interesting? Then you’ll be happy to hear that the latest study is happening right now in Vancouver.

Science World at TELUS World of Science is testing this theory as part of their enormous Cats & Dogs exhibition, running until Jan. 5, 2020.

And even better, they are using Vancouver dog owners to do it!

Grandma like her dog
Bearded man with his furry dog

‘88 Dogs and 1 Cat’ is an exhibition showcasing recent photos of 88 local dog owners posing with their beloved pooches (and 1 cat, especially for you cat-lovers) to see if pets really do look like their owners.

Perhaps it’s actually owners that look like their pets? Check out the exhibition daily from 10am-5pm at Science World to find out the answer for yourself.

And good news dog lovers.

Next weekend only (23-24 Nov.) in Science World at TELUS World of Science, you can also see the famous President’s Choice SuperDogs perform the ‘Science of the SuperDogs’.

The show combines fun and education, giving audiences the chance to see the SuperDogs in action while also learning about the science that makes dogs so amazing.

Now, that’s our kind of science!


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