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?

#1

Seal Looks Like Dog

chrono1465 , simonevs Report

Anya Spyker
Community Member
4 years ago

No! Too cute!

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#2

Seal Looks Like Dog

Andrey Narchuk , Seth Casteel Report

David Canoa
Community Member
4 years ago

Lmao I love that dog’s face.

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#3

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Rachel LI
Community Member
4 years ago

THE SEAL IS TOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!

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#4

Seals Look Like Dog

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Jessica Bertram
Community Member
4 years ago

Sea LION, not seal, but ok! cute!

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#5

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Penny Cillin
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#6

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Rashael Nunley
Community Member
4 years ago

More like, dog looks like seal.

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#7

Seal Looks Like Dog

John Moncrieff , Atsuko Sato Report

Penny Cillin
Community Member
4 years ago

Such seal. Much pup. So squee. Wow.

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#8

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Katinka Min
Community Member
4 years ago

that is so cute, my heart just missed a beat.

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#9

Seal Looks Like Dog

Juanita Blue Tiki Report

Robyn Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

Down the wabbit hole......

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#10

Seal Looks Like Dog

Warren Photographic Report

Stacey Weaver
Community Member
4 years ago

I WANT TO HUG THEM BOTH!!

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#11

Seal Looks Like Dog

Gunther Riehle , SusanTheHorse Report

Pamela Beuret
Community Member
4 years ago

so sexy XD

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#12

Seal Looks Like Dog

Alexey Trofimov Report

Hiền Anh Lê
Community Member
4 years ago

high five

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#13

Seal Looks Like Dog

Patrick Bolger , Alice Mary Herden Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Googly googly whooshhh .... kisses kisses kisses

#14

Seals Look Like Dog

Dirk Mallwitz , WeaselFriendly Report

Alice Kate
Community Member
4 years ago

Left Homer Simpson

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#15

Seal Looks Like Dog

Mandy Karlowski , Mitsuru Moriguchi Report

Heather Ogden
Community Member
4 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caniformia see this site in case you were wondering about the family lineage that dogs and seals share

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#16

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Look who is talking?n I am not fat, huh!!

#17

Seal Looks Like Dog

Brian Barnett Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

I am watching u :O

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#18

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Are you calling me to go out?

#19

Seals Look Like Dogs

Jan Vermeer Report

Marion Jansie
Community Member
4 years ago

I look like that right seal everytime I accidentally open the front camera on my Phone

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#20

Seal Looks Like Dog

Tim Flach , Karen Su Report

Margarethe McLeod
Community Member
4 years ago

They look like Bob Ross!

#21

Seals Looks Like Dogs

Kevin Schafer Report

Rashael Nunley
Community Member
4 years ago

Very sweet.

#22

Seal Looks Like Dog

Jon Cornforth , Seth Casteel Report

Swagata Karmakar
Community Member
4 years ago

OMH!!

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#23

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Sleepy heads

#24

Seal Looks Like Dog

Roy Mangersnes , Elke Vogelsang Report

Auburn Skies
Community Member
4 years ago

say ahh

#25

Seal Looks Like Dog

frierworks.com , bryant Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's play pleaseee

#26

Seal Looks Like Dog

David Hecker , pugsofinstagram Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Those killer look OMG :*

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#27

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Itsy bitsy baby <3

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#28

Seal Looks Like Dog

Paul Nicklen Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Huh? What? Did u just say treats!?!

#29

Seal Looks Like Dog

Hinrich Baesemann Report

Q Cop
Community Member
4 years ago

That's the sealiest thing I have ever seen.

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#30

Seal Looks Like Dog

NeitePan Report

Erland Johansson
Community Member
4 years ago

All animals seams to need close contact with each other. We also!

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#31

Seal Looks Like Dog

Keren Su Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's roll :D

#32

Seal Looks Like Dog

Smoyf Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Snuggly duggly :*

#33

Seal Looks Like Dog

Keren Su , Marutaro Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

I see u :D

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#34

Seal Looks Like Dog

Keith Monroe , remi_thegreat Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG I am sealey drenched

#35

Seal Looks Like Dog

Guido Muratore Report

Cecelia Montgomery
Community Member
4 years ago

the sun is sooo bright!!

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#36

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

I am all yours

#37

Seal Looks Like Dog

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the best one!

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#38

Seal Looks Like Dog

Al Gurr , Allie Hajjar Report

Sarai Morrissette
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm king of the world

#39

Seal Looks Like Dog

anda74 Report

Cecelia Montgomery
Community Member
4 years ago

gotta Play !!!

#40

Seal Looks Like Dog

Gunther Riehle , Caroline Joy Report

Santwana Tewary
Community Member
4 years ago

Play hide and seek and I promise I won't cheat :P

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