These Photos Show Just How Much Dogs And Their Owners Really Have In Common

02 Sep 2015 Animals
These Photos Show Just How Much Dogs And Their Owners Really Have In Common

German photographer Ines Opifanti adopted her adorable pup three years ago on a whim and, like many of our pets tend to do, the little cutie totally changed her perspective on the world. Opifanti quickly noticed how expressive her dog's face could be, finding it "almost human-like" at times.

She started by photographing the dogs first.

She started by photographing the dogs first.

Situated on a podium, she would have the owners talk with their pups to get different reactions.

Situated on a podium, she would have the owners talk with their pups to get different reactions.

Of course, there were also plenty of treats around to really entice the cuties to let their true character show.

Of course, there were also plenty of treats around to really entice the cuties to let their true character show.

Opifanti wanted to make sure the dogs stayed calm and relaxed around all the bright lights and flashing lenses.

Opifanti wanted to make sure the dogs stayed calm and relaxed around all the bright lights and flashing lenses.

Once she'd captured the perfect fluffy face, it was the human's turn to step in front of the camera.

Once she'd captured the perfect fluffy face, it was the human's turn to step in front of the camera.

They were instructed to do their best at mimicking the silly expressions on their dogs' faces...

They were instructed to do their best at mimicking the silly expressions on their dogs' faces...

And it turned out, they were all pretty darn good at it.

And it turned out, they were all pretty darn good at it.

Each interpretation shows just how connected the owners are to their dogs.

Each interpretation shows just how connected the owners are to their dogs.

Opifanti found her models through a Facebook post requesting volunteers.

Opifanti found her models through a Facebook post requesting volunteers.

She didn't know any of the people (or pups!) before the photoshoot.

She didn't know any of the people (or pups!) before the photoshoot.

Proving that the incredible bond between human and pet truly is universal.

Proving that the incredible bond between human and pet truly is universal.

Opifanti plans to continue her awesome photo project with even more people and pups.

Opifanti plans to continue her awesome photo project with even more people and pups.
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