# How Many Dogs Are There?

By on April 6, 2010, with 96 Comments

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!

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

Who Knows!?!??!?!?

• 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!!!!!

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• Kaozz

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…

• Justice193

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 :)

• General Tao’s Pet Chicken

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.

• Katy

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.

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

• No U

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

I like my illusions fresh.

• jogodo

JM is right. There are no complete dogs.

• jeremy

there are no dogs

• 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’.

• Sha-Quay Quay

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

• Greeng13

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

• 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!

• Care Bear

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

• Shubaa

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.

• 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!

• Code Monkey

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.

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

• ghjkil;

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

• abd al-mohsen

awwwwww…. CUTE!!

• flower

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

• No dogs, indeed.

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

• 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

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• Dr. Chos

No dog, cool!

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• Mii

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

• Ron Calhoun

None.

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

• niko

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.

• tinna

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

• tinkerer

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.

• Inaki

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.

• Joe

I’m seeing 1 meeelllliooon.

Mmm…hot dogs…

• Jenna

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

• johnny D

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

• Paul Schilling

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!!

• Rhiannon

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

• v

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!

• Andrewson30

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.

• tony

I like!!

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

• deneen

three

• 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!

• whoami

one line to rule three very confused dogs :-D

• Abbey

None :)

• Cheryl Sandford

Escher dog!

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.

• Grafuste

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.

• Aiden Couper

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

• Jess

really clever when you actually see it!

• Derek

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

• Spanish viewer

there isnt any dog in the picture

• Puppies R Cute

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

• Justice193

… 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/

• 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!

• I knew I was right to the beginning.

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

• Falon

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

• Ashish

nice one but no complete dog!

• Michael

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.

• 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

• lol dosnt make sense wtf???

• Merry

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

• miming

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

• drisha

wow

• joz

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

• nonurbuisness

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

• Jordany fernandez

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

• nuttin

They are all connected

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

• joe

one continous dog

• kieran

lol funny

• MSN

3 dogs

• Jaelynn

you are wrong they never let go so there is one

• 1 dog

• Michael

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

• Grace

3 weeners total.

• Jaelynn

1 that’s all!!!

• Gavin

4. I prtscrnd it.

• Byiscute

i dont get it….

• Ulysses Pelcher

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• Zeb

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

• eee efff geee

can’t tell it never ends…

• yfhrtgjuf

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

• Anonymous

There are three dogs.

• cj

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

• 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 :)

• simon

there are no complete dogs

• {Alfie

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

• Lil’mama

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

• Khan

three dogs

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

• JC

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

• there are 3 dogs in this pc

• Ava_7557

There isn’t any dog. Two dog heads come together to make only one tail between two heads. If u can’t see it save the pic to ur photos out whatever.