Vets caution dog owners about chocolate poisoning spike around Christmas

Chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs.

Scientists ‘reclone’ world’s first cloned dog

They want to see if there are any health hazards to cloning.

8,000 years old rock art in Saudi Arabia documents the earliest known use of dog leashes

Woof.

Owning a dog significantly lowers risk of premature death, especially in people living alone

Owing a doggo seems to our health well.

Dogs will sniff out stomach cancer in new Japanese trial

You can trust a dog’s nose.

Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed, new study confirms

Get your kids a dog.

Dogs and capuchins judge you as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, hint at the birth of human morality

Something as simple as opening a jar goes a long way with anyone. Even other species.

Mixed cat-and-dog teams are the best defense against rodent pests

It’s double the fun, too.

Ancient ‘bear dog’ species found by accident in museum collection from Chicago

They looked far less fearsome than their name suggests, though.

Wolves are better than dogs at solving problems, study finds

An experiment has found that domestic dogs have lost some of their problem solving abilities, and wolves currently do a much better job than them. In her paper published in the journal Biology Letters, they describe this result, and also offer a possible explanation.

New App Shows How Dogs See the World

It’s common knowledge that dogs don’t see the world the same way we do, but there are a lot of misconceptions about dog vision – now, a new app simply called Dog Vision shows us just how dogs see.   Many people believe dogs see in black in white, which is simply not true; their vision is more similar to

How one single sheepdog herds a flock of one hundred – mystery solved

Researchers at Swansea University, UK and Uppsala University in Sweden built a mathematical model that explains how one single sheepdog can round up herds made of up to 100 sheep. Their conclusion suggests that the dog needs only to follow two simple mathematical rules.

Dogs follow human voice direction to find hidden food

Dogs and puppies are really good at interpreting human vocal and visual cues, with previous studies already showing they can pick up even subtle hints, finding hidden food with just a slight look from a human. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have now studied for the first time whether dogs can locate hidden food based

Dogs’ Brains Respond to People’s Voices the Same Way We Do, MRI study shows

If you’ve ever had a nice fuzzy feeling whenever you heard the voice of a loved one, then, you’re not alone. If somebody’s ever told you that ‘we need to talk’ and out of their tone  you understood that something’s bad, then again, you’re not alone. A new study has shown that dogs have an uncanny ability of picking up

After studying dog emotions with MRI: “Dogs are people, too”

Most dog owners will tell you that their pets are awesome, and if you ask them if they think their dog loves them, most of the time you’ll be met with a positive answer. But do dogs feel love or any kind positive emotion to similar to how a human does? This is a question that has eluded scientists for

Dogs understand humans’ point of view – are much more likely to steal food at night, when they can’t be seen

A study conducted by Dr. Juliane Kaminski of the University of Portsmouth’s Department of Psychology concluded that when humans forbid dogs to eat foods, dogs are 4 times more likely to steal the food in the dark, when they think humans can’t spot them. It’s interesting to see how dogs actually adapt to what they believe humans can see, basically