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How Many Dogs Are There?I’m glad to notice how many of you listened to my suggestion, and implemented those little Gravatar icons which now show up next to your comment. Your comments look much more personal now, and distinguish themselves proudly among bunch of other comments. Rest of you who’d like to add a little icon next to their comment as well, simply head here and upload your personal avatar, which will automatically show up each time you leave a comment on a WordPress blog like mine.

That being said, let’s see what Vurdlak has prepared for you today… Remember the Confused Elephant, one with so many legs he forgot how to use them? Now mix him with those Impossible Shelves, add an animation and present the results in man best friend way – and this is what you come up with: Impossible Dogs animation. How many dogs do you see in this picture? Is there something wrong with them? Can you spot the illusion immediately? Looking forward to hear your comments!

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95 Responses
  1. JM says:

    There is definitely 3 or 4. One dog is half way gone when the next dog is half way coming.

    Who Knows!?!??!?!?

  2. JM says:

    No, I was wrong!!!! There is no dogs.Save the image,then paste it on the program paint and you will notice something strange. The lines to make the dog aren’t connected!!!!!

  3. Kaozz says:

    3 dogs… xD Well, 3 heads and 3 tails… =B

    JM says: The lines to make the dog aren’t connected!!!!!

    Yes, that’s the illusion…

  4. Justice193 says:

    there is never any one complete dog, however, there is enough parts to only make 3 whole dogs at a time, so take your pick: 3 dogs part of an illusion, or three dead dogs that keep dropping through a worm hole and coming out up top.

    I prefer the illusion one :)

  5. General Tao's Pet Chicken says:

    If you watch Closely, there are no Dogs at All… In each level of illustration there is half a dog. In the first pass the poopy end of the is drawn. Then, looping around, the bitey end of the dog is drawn, and then back to the Tail end on the loop around… Funny how your mind can trick you into thinking the levels align properly.

  6. Katy says:

    The ilusion is that there is 3 compleet dogs. This ilusion is done buy the movement of the dogs. It is actualy one continuous line. When there is a head there is no but, and when there is a but there is no head. If you stop the movement you can see the ilusion.

  7. omg!!!! the head of the dog is like not in the right place.. lol idk how to explain it haha

  8. No U says:

    There is no dogs. If you look closely, the “dogs” arent connected. It’s one complete line!

  9. Your Mother says:

    I like my illusions fresh.

  10. jogodo says:

    JM is right. There are no complete dogs.

  11. jeremy says:

    there are no dogs

  12. Terra says:

    Hah, nice. I love these kinds of illusion. I showed it to a friend of mine who doesn’t view illusions regularly, she didn’t get it as fast as I (and I’m sure others who visit this site) did!

    Also, I’m not exactly sure how that gravatar works, but I set one up anyway. Will it just show up if I specify the right email address? I guess I’ll see when I hit ‘submit’.

  13. Sha-Quay Quay says:

    They Are All Connected . So Basically It’s Just One Line That Forms Into The Dog , So Technically There Are No Dogs At All .

  14. Greeng13 says:

    I think this is really cool!! I think it’s easier to spot the ilusion when there is no animation.
    ^.^

  15. There is never one complete hot dog: I think? The line moves so fast that there is not time to complete a hot dog. Great illusion!

  16. Care Bear says:

    Never enough for me, but then I’m a dog person.

  17. Shubaa says:

    Am unable to see the dogs. Upon watching it very closely again and again, I cannot see the dog’s mouth, but am perceiving it to be the mouth of a baby crocodile or alligator.

  18. Joan W says:

    I see two complete dogs at any given time, plus 2 partial dogs. There are no lines connecting the dogs. The illusion is that sometimes the dog appears to be drawn from right to left, and other times it appears to be drawn from left to right!

  19. Code Monkey says:

    There is only 1 line that makes up all the dogs. This is a great illusion. Took me a little while to notice it. At first I thought there were 3 + a partial, until I realized how the image was being drawn.

  20. if you put it on paint youll notice something really wierd! there are no dogs :) haha this is cool

  21. ghjkil; says:

    0 dogs it is just an everlasting line that is traced at at the speed of illusion it seems that there is dogs going down the page but it really is just one continous line.age:10

  22. abd al-mohsen says:

    awwwwww…. CUTE!!

  23. flower says:

    This picture is sooo sweet! There are no dogs! all of it is connected with one line!!!

  24. TwistedTool says:

    No dogs, indeed.

    Wonderful illusion though. One of the best in my humble opinion!

  25. Andrew says:

    the illusion is that when you look at it you see dogs when infact it is a continuous line where the head and the tail arnt on the same level if it wasnt animated youd be able to see it more clearly

    HEAD________________
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  26. Dr. Chos says:

    No dog, cool!

  27. Mii says:

    yaaah, the lines arent connected….i gotta head ache trying to figure that out

  28. Ron Calhoun says:

    None.

  29. there is two dogs, and no dogs AND three dogs at the same time.

  30. niko says:

    i dont know how many, but i see that some dogs are just hind legs, while others are just front paws and head.

    very neat.

  31. tinna says:

    ok that is like totely awsem i might even post it on youtube

  32. tinkerer says:

    wow, that is kind of hard to keep up with, but i notice a similarity between this illusion and an illusion called the impossible prongs.

  33. Inaki says:

    None dogs. It is an “illusion” (off course) caused by the movement. Our brain constructs 3 complete dogs, but there aren’t any!!!

    Nice one. I like it.

  34. Joe says:

    I’m seeing 1 meeelllliooon.

    Mmm…hot dogs…

  35. Jenna says:

    No dogs…it is just one squiggly line made to appear like 3 dogs

  36. johnny D says:

    I hate posting so late but there are no dogs.
    People need to understand the sheer brilliance presented here. I love the website. ERYDAY!

  37. Paul Schilling says:

    Totally agree with General Tao! There are zero dogs present in the illusion. I had to stop it and look at it as a still, that’s when I noticed the lines. It was fun!!

  38. Rhiannon says:

    There is only one dog, but it looks like four.

  39. v says:

    Well, If you count the heads – I see 3 complete at one time as well as the 3 hind quarters – pretty awesome what you can do with a line!

  40. Andrewson30 says:

    Amazing, my eyes were fooling me on that one, I thought three dogs at first but then I traced over the lines…and found they spilt.

    So I would think there’s no dogs, even though it looks like three are there.

  41. tony says:

    I like!!

    Funny how you see 3 dogs until you actually look at it, then then unravel! Clever…

  42. deneen says:

    three

  43. Sponpi999 says:

    Accually, there is no dog, I saved it and opened it on MS paint and there is a line which draws the head, then on bottom, another one that draws a tail, and when it moves, the illusion is that our mind thinks its a dog, but really it is a seperate drawing altogether!

  44. whoami says:

    one line to rule three very confused dogs :-D

  45. Abbey says:

    None :)

  46. Cheryl Sandford says:

    Escher dog!

  47. Ringadingding says:

    Nothing to do with the illusion: i can see where the animation loops :D If you watch closely at the foot of the semi-dogs, they will tilt backwards sometime before they end.

  48. Grafuste says:

    This is so dumb.
    Everybody agrees there’s 3 heads, 3 tails, but no “perfectly draw” dogs (just parts of them).
    So what do you expect ? To see us say “there are 65 dogs” ?

    The only illusion here is the illusion of an illusion.

  49. Aiden Couper says:

    Took me quite a while, didn’t notice until I read the text associated.
    Good one.

  50. Jess says:

    really clever when you actually see it!

  51. Derek says:

    There are only three dog heads, there is no full body what so ever

  52. Spanish viewer says:

    there isnt any dog in the picture

  53. Puppies R Cute says:

    @ Terra, yes it is Email based, look, I changed my name, avatar is the same :D

  54. Justice193 says:

    … and now back to my old name… I could see someone having allot of fun with the no permanent name thing… also forgot to mention this:
    @Shubaa the thing you see as the crocs lower jaw is the weiner dog’s floppy ear, the upper jaw is its snout, and crock do not have a rounded cranial area to store their brains in… it’s one of these:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurleygurley/33654348/

    but this toy fits the illusion better:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amandawoodward/1876616383/

  55. Joan W says:

    I changed my mind. I took JM’s advice and pasted the image into Paint. It turns out there are NO complete dogs and there IS one continuous line! You have to see it to believe it. The back of one dog becomes the belly of the dog above it!

  56. JM says:

    I knew I was right to the beginning.

  57. JM says:

    Everybody!!!! right under the illusion there are stars. Rate it 5 stars. This illusion is awesome!

  58. Falon says:

    Aww, that’s cool! It reminds me of my little dachshund. Sort of like the three pronged impossible object.

  59. Ashish says:

    nice one but no complete dog!

  60. Michael says:

    i was more mesmerized at how a single line was able to draw the entire dog head in under a second than i was interested in understanding the illusion.

  61. Emmers says:

    idk there are exactly 64.7 according to my calculations according to 3.4 x 2 + x -23= 64.7

    there are 64.7 dogs

  62. Emmers says:

    lol dosnt make sense wtf???

  63. Merry says:

    Cute. I have a basset hound and people always say he goes on forever – now I see what they mean :)

  64. miming says:

    its a cerberus men!!! 3 head with one body

  65. joz says:

    of course, logically, there is only one dog…. that’s very clear…..

  66. nonurbuisness says:

    this is sooooo stoopid you can obviusly see this if you r smart enough

  67. Jordany fernandez says:

    people there is 6 dogs.. eventrow you agree there is 3 head 3 tales there is 6 body if you stop the animation you will crealy see what is happening. take a picture with ur PC by pressing PrtSCR/SysRq then open paint when you see the blank page press Ctrl+V you ready to go..lol

  68. nuttin says:

    They are all connected

  69. body paints are quite nice when you are out on a pool party or just about any party ‘,-

  70. joe says:

    one continous dog

  71. kieran says:

    lol funny

  72. Michael says:

    There are no ‘dog’, They’re just an illusion…fi you don’t trust me, copy and paste it on Word or something……….. it’s one of those impossible illusions

  73. Grace says:

    3 weeners total.

  74. Jaelynn says:

    1 that’s all!!!

  75. Gavin says:

    4. I prtscrnd it.

  76. Byiscute says:

    i dont get it….

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  78. Zeb says:

    this upset me i could not look at it for very long, it just kept moving, I could’t process it.

  79. eee efff geee says:

    can’t tell it never ends…

  80. yfhrtgjuf says:

    click on the pic and darg your mouse then you see the illusion clearly

  81. Anonymous says:

    There are three dogs.

  82. cj says:

    There are no dogs!! You have heads with no tails and tails with no heads.

  83. Matt says:

    OOOOO yeah I see it the drawing not compleated the whole way the last comment was correct it goes so fast that you “think” there is a whole drawing od a dog, but theres not, thats a good one :)

  84. simon says:

    there are no complete dogs

  85. {Alfie says:

    Can you please send by e-mail me the code for this script or please tell me in detail regarding this script?

  86. Lil'mama says:

    there are 4 dogs. its really simple if you think really hard about it.

  87. Khan says:

    three dogs

    when 1 starts dissappearing from the bottom , it starts appearing from the top

  88. JC says:

    There are only 2 solid dogs at any point so i say 2

  89. there are 3 dogs in this pc

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