Internet goes crazy over human-like dog, but owner says she 'doesn't see it'

Yogi, a 1-year-old Shih-poo, has a human-like face.

March 13, 2018, 12:24 PM

When photos of a fluffy brown dog with light eyes and a perfect pouty lip surfaced online, his strikingly human-like facial features took the internet by storm.

PHOTO: Yogi, a one-year-old shih poo, has become a viral internet sensation for his human-like features.
Yogi, a one-year-old shih poo, has become a viral internet sensation for his human-like features.
Chantal Desjardins

Yogi, a 1-year-old Shih-poo (cross breed between a Shih Tzu and a Poodle) owned by Chantal Desjardins, has been hailed as the dog that looks like a person.

"The crazy part is, I shared it on my Facebook back in December and it was just put on Reddit last week," Desjardins told ABC News of the viral picture of her pup.

PHOTO: Yogi, a one-year-old shih poo, has become a viral internet sensation for his human-like features.
Yogi, a one-year-old shih poo, has become a viral internet sensation for his human-like features.
Chantal Desjardins

Desjardins said media outlets then started sharing the picture "and it got crazy really fast."

Although the internet seems convinced of Yogi's looks, Desjardins doesn't see it.

PHOTO: Chantal Desjardins and her one-year-old shih poo named Yogi.
Chantal Desjardins and her one-year-old shih poo named Yogi.
Chantal Desjardins

"But I get why people see it in some pictures," she added. Even one of Desjardins' close friends told her Yogi bears a striking resemblance to the actor Sean Astin.

Desjardins said she "wasn't expecting" the reactions and has "never had so many people reach out" to her on social media.

Some critics of Yogi said his features look photoshopped, but Desjardins shot down the haters and confirmed that he is 100 percent authentic and a perfect puppy.

PHOTO: Yogi, a one-year-old shih poo, has become a viral internet sensation for his human-like features.
Yogi, a one-year-old shih poo, has become a viral internet sensation for his human-like features.
Chantal Desjardins

"He is the fluffiest most playful puppy and we all love him," she said.

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