Dog’s are a man’s best friend! They are adorable, reliable and so loving. These fur-balls could make anyone happy, instantly! Who wouldn’t want a friend like that? But, as it turns out, they may not be as good friends as you think are.
Dog owner or not, we’re sure you’ve come across a dog who bent a to bow and showed off their adorable, puppy eyes. And we bet you’ve fallen prey to them. Who wouldn’t? Look at them? Epitome of cute, innit?
But as it turns, out, it’s all a façade! And believe it or not, it is scientifically proven! Feel cheated, don’t you?
Published in the the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a study on dogs says the reason the reason 'puppy eyes' exist is that evolution has led to domestic dogs using their eyebrow muscles more flexible than their wild counterparts.
This action leads to them having bigger eyes which resemble a baby's and that triggers a nurturing instinct in human beings. Researchers also compared dogs with wolves, who are their close relatives, and came to the conclusion that dogs can freely use their eyebrows muscles while the latter can hardly move them.
The co-author of the study, Anne Burrows of Duquesne University in Pittsburg said, “ You don’t typically see such muscle differences in species that are that closely related.”
According to scientists, human beings focus on the upper area of the face while communicating and this has led to the muscles being developed because it gives the dogs an advantage.
Now you know how these cute doggos are always getting their way with us!