Werewolf Muzzle Dog

Photo credit: Zveryatam

Your dog may love all humans, but once you strap this muzzle on them, it transforms them into an intimidating werewolf-like creature. It’s manufactured by a Russian company, and Marina Kurulyova recently became an internet hit after she posted a photo of her dog, a giant Schanutzer, wearing the muzzle. How much does it cost? Around $30 if the store (above) ships internationall. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Dogs and Owners

Photo credit: Ines Opifanti via Bored Panda

Most dogs do not look like their owners, but after seeing these portraits by German photographer Ines Opifanti, you might think otherwise. “I photographed the dogs first, letting them sit on a small podium. Owners had to interact with them, telling them phrases they know the dogs will react to. Of course they got lots and lots of praise and treats so they quickly stopped caring about the lights or the camera. It’s important that dogs are calm and relaxed, so they can show their natural behavior and are not frightened. After the dogs were photographed, the owners have to interpret and mimic. I noticed that dog people get really good in interpreting their own dogs. It’s really a fascinating thing because we’re two completely different species after all,” said Opifanti. Continue reading for more pictures.

Special Staircase Dogs Home

What happens when you take a normal staircase, add special railing, smaller steps, and a shallower incline? A staircase that’s perfect for a dog’s shorter legs. 07Beach, an architectural firm based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, was asked to renovate a home for a dog-owning client, and this was the result. “I designed this so that your house could represent your affection for your wife and your two dogs, with the idea that this house will be like a gift to your family,” said Joe Chikamori, the principal architect at 07Beach. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Dogs Giant

No, you’re not looking at a giant dog running towards the camera, just a clever photography trick known as forced-perspective. This technique employs an optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. Continue reading for more perfectly timed photos that transform normal dogs into giant creatures.

Napping Puppy

Puppies are great companions, but for any animal lover who has watched a puppy grow up, they’ll know napping is one thing all of them can’t seem to get enough of – up to 18-hours a day. These photographers, mostly their owners, captured them in a few strange sleeping positions, like this one in a car with both hind legs up. Continue reading for more puppies that can nap anywhere at anytime.

Dog Sleeping in Bed

While cat love sleeping in boxes, dogs can snooze just about anywhere, but there are the few who might’ve been humans in past lives and absolutely prefer human beds over smaller ones. “The idea that dogs should never be allowed on the bed comes from old dominance theories which many of us ignore with no ill effects. Dogs are highly social, but they are also very flexible. They will prefer to be with the members of their social group, whether it is other dogs, cats, children, or adults. Where they prefer to sleep indicates who they consider their BFFs,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading for more.

GoPro Fetch

When a GoPro Fetch dog harness gets strapped onto a feisty golden retriever who loves the beach, rest assured that you’ll capture a spirited dash towards the water. In this case, the dog is named Walter and his owner lives in the beautiful city of Siracusa in Sicily, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you’re about to see, Walter bounds down a hill, darts in between beachgoers and hurls himself into the waves, and we get to experience his journey in first person view to boot. Continue reading to watch.

Before After Dog

Most animal geeks have heard that one human year is equivalent to seven dogs years, but the 1-to-7 ratio is not entirely accurate, however, as dogs of different breeds grow at varying rates. While larger breeds usually have shorter life spans than smaller breeds, they also reach physical maturity more slowly than their smaller counterparts. For instance, a Great Dane will be fully-grown at around 2-years of age and a Yorkshire terrier will reach full adulthood in approximately 1-year. Continue reading for more before and after images.

Square Haircut Dog

Another day, another trend gone viral on Instagram, and this time, it’s square or round dog haircuts. That’s right, dog owners in Taiwan have been giving their pets strange haircuts to say the least, typically poodles. Once sculpted into perfect circles or squares, the results are posted for all to see with the quote “my dog has a rounder head than yours”. Continue reading for more weird examples.

Siberian Huskies Dogs Walking on Water

Photo credit: Fox Grom

Russia-based photographer Fox Grom has managed to capture what appears to be Siberian Huskies walking on water, but it’s all just a clever illusion. You see, this particular lake is completely frozen over, except for a thin layer of melted ice up top. When the dogs realized this, they began playing around on the thawing lake, making it look like a giant mirror of sorts. Grom resides in the ultra chilly Kirovsk regoin in Murmansk Oblast, which is in the northern part of Russia. Nearly the entire area is north of the Arctic circle, which means that this probably isn’t the first time the lake has frozen over. Continue reading for more pictures.