Animals

Dog Facial Expressions Are Directed at Humans

Dogs are more expressive when people are looking at them, suggesting that they are directing intentional meanings toward humans.

Published On 10/19/2017
3:56 PM EDT
F F ew can resist dogs when they raise their inner brows, making their eyes appear to be larger and like those of a human baby who is sad and desiring attention. A study published a few years ago even found that shelter dogs that produced this pathetic facial expression were consistently adopted faster than those that did not.
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