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14 Dog Portraits That Show The Adorably Human Side Of Pups

26/09/2017 3:55 AM IST | Updated 26/09/2017 3:55 AM IST

Well, this is doggone cute.

In a new photo series called “The Dog Show,” Moscow-based photographers Alexander Khokhlov and his wife Veronica Ershova capture the surprisingly human-like expressions of dogs

There’s Marceille, a Saluki Persian greyhound who embodies the winking, tongue-out emoji:

Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershov
You better werk. 

Here’s Grand, an Old English Sheepdog who puts human hipsters to shame with his dog bun: 

Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershov
Hipster Santa vibes.

And then there’s Blake, a good boy Staffordshire Bull Terrier who deserves a medal for his smile:

Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershov
D'aww.

The fetching photos were taken in Moscow at multiple photo sessions throughout this year. In an interview with HuffPost, Khoklov said he and his wife were amazed by the emotion and depth behind the dogs’ expressions. 

“We saw hypnotizing looks, boring looks, skeptical looks, cunning looks, selfish looks, smiles, giggles, winks, sadness and happiness,” he said. “The project is ongoing, so we’re looking forward to showcasing even more personalities.”

Below, see more photos from impawsably cute photo series, which recently won a silver award at the Prix De La Photographie contest in Paris, France.

  • Rachel the Husky
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Tata the Poodle
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Freyby the Basset Hound
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Adele the Xoloitzcuintli (aka Mexican Hairless Dog)
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Venya the Welsh Corgi
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • George the Bordeaux Mastiff
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Michelle the German Wirehaired Pointer
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Reyna the Whippet
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Audrey the English Bulldog
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Tora the Afghan Hound
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova
  • Navarra the Bull Terrier
    Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova

Head here for more portraits and check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes-look at the photo shoot:

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