This adorable doggo is baffling the internet as he looks human, with people wondering whether his owners used a face-swapping app for photos.The pooch in question, Nori, is an Aussiepoo mix – a designer breed which has puzzled folks in the past due to their human-like resemblance. Nori’s large, almond-shaped eyes that have just a hint of blue and his pink lips curve into a very human smile. His owners Kevin Hurless, 33, and Tiffany Ngo, 34, have become used to the attention, but enjoy seeing everyone do a double-take.
After an image of Nori was shared on Twitter, he quickly went viral.Kevin, an energy consultant from Seattle said: ‘When he was a puppy, we couldn’t go more than a block without someone stopping us to ask questions about him.
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‘It has become less frequent as he’s gotten older, but we still often hear about how human his face and eyes look.‘When he was a puppy, his fur was much darker, and he often was compared to Chewbacca or an Ewok from Star Wars.’ Nori’s humans have set up an Instagram page to document all his adventures.
Tiffany Ngo, a contract administrator and ‘mum’ to Nori added: ‘Nori also has an Instagram account, where we post pictures of him often.
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‘That’s where we get all the comments about his human features, with some people saying he looks like a giant person or they’re marvelling at his eyes.’
The couple was surprised by all the attention at first but since getting another dog, can notice Nori’s striking human features even more.Kevin added: ‘We made the decision to get Nori a friend last year, Boba, who is a one-year-old Shorkie – which is a Shih-tzu, Yorkie mix.
‘You can see Nori’s human look even more when the two are stood side by side.’
As human as he may look, Nori is tiny, weighs about 13 pounds and is mostly just fluff. His owners say he looks totally different when he takes a bath.