This Dog Looks Exactly Like Vladimir Putin

This Ukrainian German Shepherd looks like the President of Russia

By John Boone Sep 20, 2013 11:03 PMTags
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Dogikhail Kireev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images,

You know how some dogs start to look like their owners? Well, apparently some dogs start to look like Russian dictators, too.

Who knew? So, uh, be careful? Make sure your dog likes you?

There's not much to set up here: A Ukranian man found this dog, a Staffordshire terrier-German Shepherd, wandering the streets in Kiev. The comparison pic surfaced on a Russian website and has since gone viral. 

The dog's owner wishes to remain anonymous.

The dog would like to try on your Super Bowl Ring.

While we're talking Russia, here is some of our latest coverage on how Hollywood has taken on the former USSR:

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And for good measure, here is one of our recent articles about adorable viral animals:

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