Mar 122015
 
Top 10 Interesting Facts About Dogs

THIS week has been full of news about dogs being poisoned at Crufts, so here are some less poisonous canine facts about man’s best friend. 1.The most popular dogs’ names in the UK are Max for males and Bella for females. 2.In 2008, police dogs in Dusseldorf were given plastic shoes to protect their paws from glass. 3.Launce’s dog Crab, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, is the only dog required to appear on stage in Shakespeare. 4.Research shows that dogs in the UK are […]

Feb 142015
 
Dogs may indeed be able to discriminate between happy and angry human faces: Study

If you ever get the impression that your dog can “tell” whether you look content or annoyed, you may be onto something. Dogs may indeed be able to discriminate between happy and angry human faces, according to a new study. The researchers found that the dogs were able to pick the angry or happy face by touching a picture of it with their noses more often than one would expect by random chance. Animals had figured out how to transfer what they learned about human […]

Dec 222014
 
10 Little-known facts about man's best friend 'Dogs'

Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for about 15,000 years, so you might think we know each other pretty well. But there’s more to dogs than fetching and playing dead. Here are some little-known facts about man’s best friend. Dogs get our diseases … Humans and canines aren’t so different after all, at least regarding what makes us sick. About 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year, and dogs get canine versions of rare human disorders like the brain-wasting neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis […]

Dec 202014
 
Dogs do understand human language and the emotional content of the speeches: Study

Remember when you laughed at your friends, who claimed that they can hold conversations with their dogs? Well, there is new research that backs their claim. Dogs do understand human language and the emotions behind those words. Dogs not only interpret simple commands but can also understand the emotional content of the speeches. They then try to mirror people’s response to that language. This means that like human beings, dogs too use the opposite sides of their brain to process different aspects of speeches. Some […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs

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Mar 252014
 
8 Things You Didn't Know About Dogs

Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for about 15,000 years, so you might think we know each other pretty well. But there’s more to dogs than fetching and playing dead. Here are some little-known facts about man’s best friend. Dogs get our diseases … Humans and canines aren’t so different after all, at least regarding what makes us sick. About 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year, and dogs get canine versions of rare human disorders like the brain-wasting neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis […]

Human and dog brains have same “voice areas”: New Study

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Mar 022014
 
Human and dog brains have same "voice areas": New Study

Human and dog brains process sounds in similar ways, and this may allow the two species to understand each other’s emotions. According to the scientists Dogs and humans have the same “voice areas” in their brains, and these areas are responsible for understanding and interpreting both dog and human sounds. The way dogs and humans process emotionally loaded sounds is very similar. The presence of voice areas in both dog and human brains suggests this region existed in an ancestor of the two species that […]

Humans interpret the emotions of dogs from vocalizations: New Study

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Jan 142014
 
Humans interpret the emotions of dogs from vocalizations: New Study

Most dog owners can sense the difference between Fido’s yip of joy and howl of discontent. Now, scientists find people use the same general rules to recognize doggy emotions as they do for fellow humans. According to the study, People linked positive or negative emotions with the length of a vocalization, and the emotional intensity with a sound’s pitch. Emotions reflect a person’s mental state, and the evolutionary roots of emotions go way back. Emotional vocalizations are quite similar across different species, and may carry […]

Meet! World’s Top 5 Fastest Dogs

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Aug 052013
 

Go Dog, Go was the title of a famous children’s book penned more than 50 years ago by P.D. Eastman, but it is also what we say when we see some of these dogs take off running. Greyhounds, Vizslas and Jack Russells are just some of the breeds that leave the rest of the pack in the dust. 1. The Greyhound — The King of Canine Racers When you think of fast dogs, the tall and lean Greyhound is the first breed that usually springs […]