A nationwide survey conducted back in 2019 revealed that most dog owners—98 percent, to be exact—consider their pooches to be full-fledged members of the family. Also, another study about dog-human relationships conducted in 2018 showed that 79 percent of pet-owning homebuyers said they would pass up an otherwise perfect home if it didn’t meet the needs of their pets. As the researchers concluded, "dogs are more than just man's best friend."

#FamilyPortraitChallenge is a new trend that's recently been going viral on Facebook, and I think that it supports the previously mentioned survey results in the most flawless way. With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of favorite shots submitted for the #FamilyPortraitChallenge, inviting dog owners to share their best family pics featuring their beloved pooches. By the way, we had a chance to talk to one of the participators and her ask her a few interesting questions, so make sure to look for her answers while scrolling down!

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Anjacember Rowe Report

Average Grizzlies Fan
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9 months ago

sibling rivalries

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"What does it mean to be a member of the family? For starters, 50 percent of dog owners say their dog sleeps in a family member’s bed and an additional 32 percent have their dogs sleep in a family member’s bedroom," Business Wire comments on the results of the survey.

"Dog owners in the Northeast are most likely to have their dogs sleep in a family member’s bed, with 60 percent of Northeast dog owners saying they snuggle their pooch at night, compared to 49 percent of respondents from other regions," they add.

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LILLIAN BARTELL
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9 months ago

dat face though

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The 2019 survey also revealed that most dog parents often find themselves worrying about their dog's safety. "82 percent of dog owners worried about their dog’s safety when out of sight and 56 percent say they expect caregiver texts, photos and/or emails about their dog when they are away from home," reads the Business Wire webpage.

"71 percent of dog owners said they are generally nervous about their dog’s safety, and the biggest concerns stem from nearby cars and traffic, the potential for another dog to hurt their dog and their dog running away or getting off leash," they add.

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TheReader19
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9 months ago

On my gosh, what a perfect family photo

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Justin Gardner Report

Journey Maze
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9 months ago

pitbulls are mean as you see these pitties are attacking this person

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We had a chance to talk to a girl named Anjacember Rowe, whose family portrait is currently among the most popular ones, and ask her a few questions about it. The shot captures her casually sitting on the couch while her two dogs sitting beside her are pretty much fighting. The picture currently has over 19k reactions and almost 800 comments.

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Katie Wagner Report

tw 72
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9 months ago

"Hey, Barkley. You look stooopid in that hat." ... "Sit down and shut up, Lillith. Let's just get this over with."

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Gerry Nix
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9 months ago

awww there's so much love in this one photo :)

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"Petunia (the one with the white on her) is 6 months old. I found her in a Facebook rehoming group and made an extremely quick decision to pick her up that day. She is a wild child, but we love her," Anjacember told us. "Typical puppy, she’s naughty most of the time (likes to jump on everyone, even the mailman, steals food if you’re not watching, and steals things from the counter) but very lovable as well. Not to mention she’s gorgeous (even though you can’t tell from the picture). Oh, and her nickname is Tuna. She is a pit mix."

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M O'Connell
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9 months ago

Its eerie how similar they look.

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glowworm2
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9 months ago

I almost didn’t see the second dog.

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"Brutus is the brindle one, he just turned 7. I’ve had him since I was 19, found him as a stray," the woman told us. "He is a bit quirky and completely opposite from Petunia. He likes things his way and only loves me lol. He is naughty in his own ways (i.e. he makes us chase him sometimes because he escapes the yard and runs away). He is a German shepherd/beagle/Boston terrier mix."

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jevais
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9 months ago

This lady takes very good care of her dogs, they are splendid. The lady has a beautiful smile and is gorgeous.

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Taylor Ray Jurgens Report

glowworm2
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9 months ago

I love the first picture so much.😂

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Carrie Heck Report

Mimi
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9 months ago

That’s a lot of pugs...

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When asked how she decided to participate in the challenge, the owner told us this: "I decided to participate in the challenge after seeing everyone’s really awesome portraits. I already knew there was no way mine would turn out like that. I had an idea to make mine as real life as possible. No sugarcoating, just how everyday life is at my house. Real, raw reality."

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Ashley Yost Report

ENEDELIA Soto
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9 months ago

ah yes Michael Myers just having Christmas with his family

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Jennifer Janee Report

Doggo Froggo
Community Member
9 months ago

Orange fur (Dobie), orange hair (mummy) and orange jacket (daddy) - they match!

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Kimberly Ruckstuhl Report

tw 72
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9 months ago

"Dad, I am clearly her favorite."

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As we mentioned before, Rowe's pic is currently among the most popular ones. "I was honestly shocked it gained that much attention, considering the fact that it wasn’t the typical pictures that were being posted and noticed. I really wasn’t expecting it. I woke up the next day to thousands of comments and likes. Honestly, I still don’t really understand why it took off like it did, but I’m not complaining," she told us.

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Vicky Steadman Report

Average Grizzlies Fan
Community Member
9 months ago

The one in the middle looks like he/she is tired of them fighting lol

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Katy Lubbe Report

TheReader19
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9 months ago

Dog looking like, why is this addition here? 😂

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marshmallo nat
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9 months ago

aaaaawww

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We were curious to ask Anjacember why, in her opinion, the #FamilyPortraitChallenge is appealing to so many people. "I think this challenge is appealing to a lot of people because they want to show off their dogs, make it as pretty as possible, and are proud that they got their dogs to cooperate (I loved everyone else’s portraits, they were BEAUTIFUL!) I was honestly a bit jealous of how good some of them turned out," the woman shared her thoughts.

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Mariah Dulmage Report

alf
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9 months ago

: )

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Rachael Di Report

Doggo Froggo
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9 months ago

"That b**ch stole my Daddy!"

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marshmallo nat
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9 months ago

OMG ADORBS PUPPERS+GUINA PIGS....CUTENESS OVERLOAD

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"I post the reality of having dogs a lot. I like to share pictures that are real and aren’t necessarily that 'flattering,' I guess. I let people know when my dogs do something bad, it keeps things interesting and out of the norm. A breath of fresh air, you could say," the owner added. "My dogs have a lot of fans, which came as a shock to me, honestly. Sometimes I get some flack about letting them act how they do, but the reality of it is, they’re dogs. Sometimes they’re naughty, sometimes they chew things up, knock a water bowl over, rush through the house with muddy paws. I’m a little more relaxed than most dog owners would consider appropriate, but they are happy and healthy and loved."

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CaliCoast
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9 months ago

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WhatEvenIsLife
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9 months ago

She looks like this was her husband's idea.

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Anna Wemple Report

marshmallo nat
Community Member
9 months ago

me when im in pictures

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Anna Seballos Report

Doggo Froggo
Community Member
9 months ago

Are those the famous "death eyes"?

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Samantha Peaphon Report

Doggo Froggo
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9 months ago

That is beautiful!

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Sophie Ehrich Report

Ty Stratton-Quirk
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9 months ago

"And now for our next event: Synchronized Head Tilting. I'm certain I don't need to tell all of you that these two are champions."

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Jessica Lyn Stover Report

alf
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9 months ago

deer

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Danielle Marie Report

Average Grizzlies Fan
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9 months ago

just...... why???

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Alyssa Zauderer Report

Doggo Froggo
Community Member
9 months ago

I see that food *Jaws theme tune*

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Anjacember Rowe Report

Doggo Froggo
Community Member
9 months ago

That face! Aaawwwww.

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Jessica Watt Report

marshmallo nat
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9 months ago

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Shawna Smith Report

Alison
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9 months ago

Great photo 😊

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Rachelle Kerr Report

marshmallo nat
Community Member
9 months ago

probably not happy cause of way he's being held 🥺

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Elish Janzen-Bender
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9 months ago

SO fLoOfY

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Daisy J Stone Report

Julia Atkinson
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9 months ago

Our other house is Buckingham Palace

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Joe de Jesus Report

Kyle
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9 months ago

What’s with the chains on the Dobie?

Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
9 months ago

one is a check chain collar for bigger dogs or with dogs with control issues or such as guard dogs, and there is only one "chain" the other thing is its paracord leash

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Lori Krzemien
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9 months ago

I always find it rather interesting how you never see law enforcement or military who use these type of dogs and also use these types of collars. I have had multiple German Shepherds and Dobermans over the last 50 years and never had to use them either on any of my dogs. I think they are more often used by people who want to make their dogs look mean and cool more than anything. Which is a pity because I can't imagine the dogs like having their skin pinched.

Journey Maze
Community Member
9 months ago

i love the floof shepard

Madeline Mundy
Community Member
9 months ago

it is a collar

Bunny Girl
Community Member
9 months ago

Awww, this one is so sweet, I love it

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
9 months ago

Whoa is that a Dobie/Dane????....

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Freya Davis Report

Phoebe Bennitt
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9 months ago

da baby cuteness over load

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Meredith Andersen Report

Alison
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9 months ago

Lovely photo 🤩

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Julie Flauter Report

Dana
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9 months ago

I see the color theme...

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Julie Bernie Sevigny Report

Carole Deem
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9 months ago

I am more afraid of her nails than the dogs

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Note: this post originally had 55 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.