With an eerily similar similar stoic expression, a tight-lipped steeliness, and perfectly matching eye to nose ratio, it's hard not to draw comparison between a rather stern-looking dog and the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
The internet has flown into a frenzy over the doggy doppelgänger, first reported on Obozrevatel.com, with many agreeing that the Staffordshire terrier and German shepherd mix from central Kiev is a dead ringer for the former KGB agent.
Comedian Graham Norton asked wryly on Twitter: "Geeeeeenius! I wonder if it bites the gays?"
Another Twitter user wrote simply, "Vladimir Poochin."
Geeeeeenius! I wonder if it bites the gays?Kiev Man Finds Dog That Looks Like Putin (Photo) | News | The Moscow Times http://t.co/CtqQDaqmMf— graham norton (@grahnort) September 19, 2013
The Russian President has previously been compared to the Harry Potter elf Dobby.
Reports emerged in 2003 that Russian lawyers had planned a law suit against Harry Potter producers Warner Bros over apparent similarities between Putin, and CGI Chamber of Secrets star Dobby the elf.