facial recognition for dogs

A friend sent me this message today

“Hola,    I just saw an app that is facial recognition for dogs. You take their picture and register them. When they are lost a person takes a picture of the lost dog and it searches a data base for a match.”

I have to say  I got very excited, what a fabulous idea.  As soon as I got home I did a Search on ‘dog facial id’.

Imagine, you find a lost dog, why not a cat too. You take its picture, scan it in to some regional or even national database, and if the dog is registered you find its rightful home.

qué horror!   I come to find out there are several of these programs out there!



how do they communicate, with whom do they communicate, do they share information, or must someone know of each app and search each one.

I just hate the prospect of thinking there is help only to find it is so cumbersome that no one will do it.  OR  What if I don’t know of all the possible databases to search and miss finding my dog by one unknown.



much more research is necessary!


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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4 Responses to facial recognition for dogs

  1. Steve Cotton says:

    The way things are going, dogs will start carrying their own mobile telephones. When they go on walk about, they will call their masters and ask: “Just where are you?” Jiggs would have added his own language.

  2. And all this time I thought one bulldog looked like any other bulldog. Same for collies and golden retrievers, etc. How could I have been so wrong?

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