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New app identifies dog breeds with photo

New app identifies dog breeds with photo
Posted at 9:38 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 10:48:33-04

When you see a cute dog do you ever wish you knew more about it? Can you guess the breed of a dog just by looking at its fur or facial features? Elderied McKinney asks, "How many times have you looked at a dog and wondered what type of dog is that?" McKinney answered that question by developing an app that can identify dog breeds with a snap of a photo. It's called DoggZam!. McKinney's curious 6 year old daughter, Makenzy, inspired the app by always asking questions about dogs.

"Instead of Shazam, you can have DoggZam! They have Shazam where you can listen to music and see what type of music it is, but there is nothing on the market for dogs.", McKinney says.

The app snaps a photo of a dog and in seconds identifies the breed by recognizing facial features and fur. It is free and could be a good tool to have next time you head to the animal shelter to get a new best friend.