Although dogs and cats live on land and both are easily domesticated, dogs actually have more in common with marine animals than they do with their furry foes. Canines share a lot of similar characteristics with seals, for example, mainly because both the fluffy dogs and baby seals are considered Caniformes (which literally means "dog-like") and come from the same suborder of Carnivorans (unlike cats, which are Feliformes).
This genetic link perfectly explains why these adorable animals are often known as puppy doppelgangers. Don't believe us? Then take a look at these cute photos below compiled by Bored Panda. Only one mystery remains: if our beloved cute dogs have so much in common with seals, why do so many of them still hate baths?