“Like father, like son.” “Like mother, like daughter.”
We’ve heard this phrase many times when a parent and their child look or act alike. A “splitting image,” as they call it. Parents take it as a compliment (not sure with the kids, though) and are proud of any similarity they have with their child.
But this does not apply to humans only. Our dear pets have this proud moment, too.
While some animals crossbreed, their little ones will somehow look like them one way or another. It’s a bonus if they also act like them – their mannerisms and all. And when they do, they’re just oozing with cuteness!
Here are some of the cutest dog parents with their mini-me’s, and you can be the judge of how alike they really are.
1. Smiling for a Family Photo
Kids often dread family photos – but not this one! Look how happy this little husky is to be side-by-side with Mom and Dad. They all look alike, too!
2. “Right behind you, Dad!”
This cute little puppy probably loves to follow and tail around his dad. Daddy might not notice his little one sneaking behind – like a shadow that looks just like him.
3. “Do we really look alike?”
That tilt of the head may be questinoning the similiarity between them, but no doubt there, son. You sure do.
4. Look at those eyes.
Yep. It’s all in there. All you have to do is look at their eyes and its expression, and you’ll know they’re family.
5. That wrinkly bunch.
Let’s see. The color… the eyes… the wrinkles? Yep, it’s the wrinkles, you guys. Those cute wrinkly faces say it all.
6. “Want some cookies n’ cream?”
They look like a bowl of cookies n’ cream, right? These puppies are not just cute look-a-likes of their mom. They’re all pretty yummy to cuddle, too.
7. Proud parents.
Look at these proud parents of 10 good boys, both taking comfort they they are not a handful – for now. (Wait ’til they grow!)
8. “Where mom goes, we go.”
These puppies just love following their mom around. Others are leading the pack, while some stay close to mom.
9. Nap time.
Parenting is no easy feat. This mom needs some nap time, too. So do her babies.
10. Look at all that fluff!
These fluffy little puppies are happily wagging their tails. Who wouldn’t be when it’s feeding time?
11. “Mom bored. Me bored.”
Whether they’re bored or sad (hopefully not), this mother-child tandem looks so alike even when they’re lying on the ground.
12. Strutting like momma.
This little pup just wants to be like mom someday. So, she’s starting her training early on to have that swag someday.
13. Ride safely.
Like any parent, this mommy just wants to keep her little puppy safe on the road.
14. “This is how you do it, son.”
Parents are a child’s first teachers. Apparently, the same goes with dogs like this dad showing his son how to play tug. He’s going to be a winner someday.
15. “Is everyone here?”
Seems like this bunch is just checking if everyone’s in line. Momma’s going to be upset if she finds one missing.
16. A walk in the park.
This mom is taking her kids for a short walk at the park – just like hoomans do.
17. All lined up.
This family must like things to be in order. Just look at them sleeping in one line!
18. “One at a time, kids.”
All these puppies are eager to get some kisses. Everyone is going to get some love from Mom, of course.
19. “Have you seen my other kid?”
Kids can get pretty quirky – especially puppies. This one prefers napping on its mommy’s head than snuggle with the rest.
20. Where’s the mommy?
It’s really hard to tell. Would the mommy of these puppies please stand up? Or bark, perhaps?
21. Picture perfect.
This mommy looks too picture-perfect. And, yes, her puppies, too!
22. “I love you, Daddy.”
We don’t really know what this puppy is saying to its dad, but you can just feel the love in that kiss.
23. Color-coded puppies.
And that’s how you tell your puppies apart, ladies and gents!
24. “I booped ya!”
This puppy booping its dad is just a cute moment to capture. Kids can be silly, and parents won’t mind.
This mommy is making sure that all puppies finish their dinner. All bowls should be spotless.
26. Say cheese!
Mommy is showing her little puppy how to smile for the camera. The pup seems too shy about it.
27. They’re friendly, actually.
They may look fierce, but huskies are truly friendly. Probably this momma just had enough of this rowdy bunch.
28. Proud poppa!
Don’t this photo remind you of a proud dad moment? Because it sure screams it.
29. Same same.
The stance… the lick… they do look the same. Like father, like son indeed!
30. “Uhmmm… I need to go to the bathroom.”
Mommies can totally relate! When you want to go to the bathroom or drink a glass of water in the kitchen, but you know a single motion can wake them up. Yep.
31. Mom’s Nap Time
This momma probably had it for the day. She just wants to nap while the entire litter feeds.
32. “I love you, too, bubba.”
Doesn’t it melt your heart? You can feel all the love from that mommy doggo to her little one.
33. Giving mommy a kiss.
The cute puppy might have sensed that mommy is tired. Of course, nothing beats a sweet little kiss to drive that away.
34. “I got you.”
Wrapped around daddy’s arms as if to say “I got you, buddy” – and that’s the best assurance ever.
35. Family portrait.
It’s like daddy is serious about this family portrait, yet all the kids just want to play around. (and mommy, too!)
36. He’s so tiny.
This mama is in awe of how tiny her newborn is, but this baby assures her that he will grow up as big as her someday.
37. Smooches all over.
The best reward a mom could get from her kids is tender, loving kisses. Isn’t it sweet?
38. All snuggled up.
This bunch seems pretty tired. We think they deserve some rest after a day’s fun.
39. A family of corgis.
An adorable family of corgis is taking over the couch. Yep, we guess it’s now theirs.
40. Just like dad.
A wonderful father-and-son moment. The little puppy looks at his father, seeing everything he wants to be when he grows up.