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Study: Dogs Resemble Owners

Researchers say that on an average basis, it's possible to match dogs with their owners, based on criteria of owner selections and purebred characteristics. Researchers tested 45 dogs and owners for University of California at San Diego psychology professor Nicholas Christenfeld's study, Do Dogs Resemble Their Owners?. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and Christenfeld.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.