Seals and dogs are pretty much the exact same species, and we're here to prove it to you. Not scientifically, though. What more proof do you need besides photos, gifs and random, unsubstantiated commentary?
When seals and dogs meet, you can just tell they're on the same level.
Physically, they've got the same whiskers, the same snouts ...
... the same eyes, enormous enough to melt your ice-cold heart.
(Baby seals are called pups for a reason.)
They both enjoy a good belly rub ...
... on land or underwater.
To be honest, we're not even sure what animal we're looking at here.