These ghostly canines are from a series of digital paintings and pencil drawings by Melbourne-based artist Jeremy Dower entitled Canis Mortuus Familiaris, which is a play on the scientific name for the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris. We’ve never seen dogs quite like these awesomely unusual canines, thoroughly unsettling yet still strangely cute. These spectral hounds might be our best friends, but then again, they might also want to play fetch with our femurs.

Visit Jeremy Dower’s website to check out more of his artwork.

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