Yogi The Dog Goes Viral Because Of Whom He Looks Like
Feb 22nd, 2021
Have you ever seen a dog that looks like a human? If you haven’t, then you need to meet Yogi the dog.
Yogi’s appearance recently had a lot of people talking and once you see his pictures, you’re going to agree why. Just like other dogs, Yogi is an adorable pooch. However, he was born with some striking human-like features. Yogi is an almost 3-years-old puppy who is freaking out a lot of people on the internet because of his oddly human face.
You see, Yogi is a “Shih-Poo” ― a cross between a Shih Tzu and a poodle. Although there are plenty of Shih-Poos out there, Yogi’s features were quite unique. His eyes and jaw make him appear very human-like even though we all know that he’s a dog all over.
And when his pictures were shared online, people immediately noticed. From the shape and look of his eyes to his strong brow and adorable pink lips, well, you can definitely say that he has the face of a man. That’s for sure!
Chantal Desjardins, Yogi’s mom, didn’t realize the uncanny features of her dog at first. But after reading some comments on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter, it’s when she noticed Yogi’s uniqueness too. Some people have said that Yogi’s pictures look as if Chantal did a human ‘face swap’ with the dog. If you have tried the face-swap application on your smartphone, then you would understand why people think of such when looking at Yogi’s face.
They say that once you see it, you can’t unsee it!
The human-like look that Yogi has is more prominent when he is freshly groomed and pictured at a certain angle to the camera. Some people feel uncomfortable with Yogi’s face, but Chantal can only laugh along knowing that Yogi is the perfect dog for her. She said that she wouldn’t change him for the world.
During her interview with Inside Edition, Chantal said, “He is the most playful puppy. He always wants to play ball or get his belly rubbed.”
So how did Yogi reach the internet and became an overnight online sensation?
Well, a friend of Chantal posted his photo on Reddit. It quickly stirred debates where many people have suggested that Yogi’s photos were edited using a face-swap app even though his owners swear that it’s all him.
Chantal said, “But I get why people see it in some pictures.”
Yogi is now being compared to plenty of celebrities. Some people think that Yogi looks a bit like Zach Galifianakis and Jake Gyllenhaal. Others even argue that he looks like Topher Grace, Ed Sheeran, or Paul Rudd. Well, these are huge names in the industry and Yogi must be so proud to be compared to them, especially when it comes to looks.
If you think Yogi looks more human than a canine, science can back up this theory. According to Inverse. com. , research suggests that human brains are wired to think of certain types of animal faces as “cute” or “human-like.
” And the phenomenon, dubbed “baby schema,” means humans have a tendency to associate things such as big eyes and round cheeks, with baby humans. The site adds that maybe it’s Yogi’s mournful stare and round face that reminds people of a baby experiencing an ‘existential crisis. ’
Well, whatever the theory is, Yogi will always be an adorable little pooch that quickly caught our attention because of his adorable self.