Adorable dog with 'human face' who looks like he's smiling baffles the internet

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
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This cute dog has brought the internet to a standstill - due to it’s bizarre human like facial features.

Nori, an Aussiepoo mix, lives with owners Kevin Hurless, 33, and Tiffany Ngo, 34, and has gained attention for it’s human like smile, pink lips and large, almond eyes.

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The couple, who live in Seattle, are often stopped on the street by strangers who comment on their dog's human-like face - with some even believing they have used face-swap technology.

After Nori's owners published a photo of him on Twitter he quickly became a stand out star, with the tweet racking up over 9000 likes.

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Kevin, an energy consultant said: "When he was a puppy, we couldn’t go more than a block without someone stopping us to ask questions about him.

"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, which are characters in Star Wars.

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"We usually hear that it is his eyes that creates the human look, and I tend to agree.

"Nori is a Toy Australian Shepard and Toy Poodle mix and he often looks like he’s smiling.

Kevin's partner, Tiffany Ngo, a contract administrator said the couple’s pooch has an Instagram account - making him a bone-a-fide influencer.

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Ms Ngo said: "Nori also has an Instagram account, where we post pictures of him often.

"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.

"Nori is incredibly sweet and friendly, and very energetic and playful.

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"He loves all people and dogs that he meets and just wants to be friends with everyone.

"He's got quirky behaviour, like when he 'kneads', where he’ll put a toy in his mouth while he kneads with his front paws, like cats often do.

Kevin added: "We were surprised by all the attention Nori gets at first.

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"We knew he had a very unique and interesting look but didn't expect quite the reaction we got.

"But we remember being dogless and wanting to pet all of the dogs, so we try to be friendly and let people meet him as much as possible."