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26 October 2010 @ 11:17 pm
Dogs Capable Of Facial Recognition  

Bailey, one of my dogs, is caught studying my face.
 

A new study has shed more light on how thousands of years of domestication has affected canine behavior, and researchers show just how much dogs rely on seeing their owners’ faces in order to recognize them.

The researchers also studied dogs to see how much they stare at and follow their owners, rather than a stranger.

The study, published in the journal Animal Behavior, showed that dogs had difficulty recognizing their owner when the person had their face covered up.

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venckman: mr. owlvenckman on October 27th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
...said the scientists, to the surprise of absolutely no one who has ever been owned by a dog. :)