Although dogs and cats live on land and both are easily domesticated, dogs actually have more in common with sea-dwelling mammals than they do with their furry foes. Canines share a lot of similar characteristics with seals for example, mainly because the two are considered Caniformes (which literally means "dog-like") and come from the same suborder of Carnivorans (unlike cats, which are Feliformes).


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This genetic link perfectly explains why seals are often known as the puppies of the ocean. Don't believe us? Then take a look at the list below compiled by Bored Panda. Only one mystery remains: if dogs have so much in common with seals, why do so many of them still hate baths?

#1

Seal Looks Like Dog

chrono1465 , simonevs Report

Anya Spyker 2 years ago

No! Too cute!

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#2

Seal Looks Like Dog

Andrey Narchuk , Seth Casteel Report

David Canoa 2 years ago

Lmao I love that dog’s face.

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#3

Seal Looks Like Dog

Thats_absrd Report

Sarah O'Dwyer 2 years ago

Adopt the torpedo position...

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#4

Seals Look Like Dog

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Jessica Bertram 2 years ago

Sea LION, not seal, but ok! cute!

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#5

Seal Looks Like Dog

Ville Miettinen Report

Penny Cillin 2 years ago

Ruh-roh! Somebunny needs to be showered with kithes!!

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#6

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Sienna Manwaring 2 years ago

Omg so fluffy!!

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#7

Seal Looks Like Dog

John Moncrieff , Atsuko Sato Report

Penny Cillin 2 years ago

Such seal. Much pup. So squee. Wow.

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#8

Seal Looks Like Dog

SubtlySexy Report

Stacey Weaver 2 years ago

That seal looks like a discarded winter hat left in the snow. <3 <3

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#9

Seal Looks Like Dog

Juanita Blue Tiki Report

Robyn Scott 2 years ago

Down the wabbit hole......

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#10

Seal Looks Like Dog

Warren Photographic Report

Stacey Weaver 2 years ago

I WANT TO HUG THEM BOTH!!

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#11

Seal Looks Like Dog

Gunther Riehle , SusanTheHorse Report

Pamela Beuret 2 years ago

so sexy XD

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#12

Seal Looks Like Dog

Alexey Trofimov Report

Hiền Anh Lê 2 years ago

high five

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#13

Seal Looks Like Dog

Patrick Bolger , Alice Mary Herden Report

Santwana Tewary 2 years ago

Googly googly whooshhh .... kisses kisses kisses

#14

Seals Look Like Dog

Dirk Mallwitz , WeaselFriendly Report

Alice Kate 2 years ago

Left Homer Simpson

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#15

Seal Looks Like Dog

Mandy Karlowski , Mitsuru Moriguchi Report

Leslie Munson 2 years ago

Delightful, every one of them

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