Category: dogs

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II decided to not breed anymore corgis…

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II decided to not breed anymore corgis so that she would not leave any behind when she died. Her last corgi died in April 2018.

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Humans have more empathy for dogs than they do for other humans.

Humans have more empathy for dogs than they do for other humans.

MRI scans of dogs’ brains show that they see their owners as…

MRI scans of dogs’ brains show that they see their owners as family and prioritize the smell of humans over anything else.

Brain scans reveal that dogs not only seem to love us back, but…

Brain scans reveal that dogs not only seem to love us back, but they actually see us as their family.

Brain scans reveal that dogs not only seem to love us back, but…

Brain scans reveal that dogs not only seem to love us back, but they actually see us as their family.

When humans domesticated wolves, we basically bred Williams…

When humans domesticated wolves, we basically bred Williams syndrome into dogs, which is characterized by “cognitive difficulties and a tendency to love everyone”.

Dogs are used in courtrooms to help child crime victims tell…

Dogs are used in courtrooms to help child crime victims tell their stories.

In the 90’s when Microsoft was unimpressed with a programmer’s…

In the 90’s when Microsoft was unimpressed with a programmer’s performance, they would threaten to reassign them to work on “Microsoft Dogs” an interactive CD-ROM to inform dog owners of the proper care and feeding for 500 different breeds of dogs.

Big dogs are more well-behaved pets. Studies show bigger dogs…

Big dogs are more well-behaved pets. Studies show bigger dogs usually have better behavior than small dogs, but it’s not because they’re inherently better animals; it’s because of humans. We tend to put less effort into the discipline of little dogs because we assume they can’t do as much damage- so larger dogs typically end up having better training.

In Finland, some children read to dogs and cows because they…

In Finland, some children read to dogs and cows because they actually like listening and are extremely attentive.