A newly discovered mutated gene in dogs may open the door to treatments for blindness in humans, according to a new study.
For canines, considering quantities is an important skill to master when searching for food or determining whether you're outnumbered against a rival pack, for example. And new research shows that wolves are better at counting than dogs, their domesticated counterparts.
Ever wonder what it takes to be a dog whisperer? Most will tell you that the first step is understanding what a dog hears when you speak to it. Now a team of experts are trying to break this down to a science, measuring how dogs process the different components of human speech.
If you happen to own a dog, the floor around his dog dish might be a slippery mess. And it's not because your dog is clumsy (although he might be), it's because he's just a sloppy drinker. Cats, on the other hand, don't have this problem despite the fact that they basically drink in the same manner. So why is this? A team of physicists say they have the answer.
Monday was the anniversary of the launch that put the space-faring dog named Laika into orbit. The launch made this dog the first animal ever to orbit the Earth, but it also eventually condemned the intrepid canine to death.
It seems that a mother's love for her child versus her dog has a neurological basis, where important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and of their own dog, according to a new study.
There's a reason that the Town makes you clean up after your dog, and it is really not all about inconveniencing those around you. Dog feces left to wash into groundwater and waterways can lead to some serious illness, and now experts are suggesting that this could be a far more serious contaminant problem than anyone could have imagined.
Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) say eradicating rabies from the world is as simple as vaccinating your dog.
Dogs are always seemingly always happy, smiling with their tongue hanging out, tail wagging, but this gives a false impression of a dog's true outlook on life. New research shows that dogs can be pessimists, not always looking on the bright side.
Dogs are more than furry bundles of love that like to run and play. New research shows that they can be great personal trainers, too.
Dogs may not be the smartest animals on the block, but they certainly know their math. That is, at least according to a recent study, which suggests that sheepdogs use the perfect mathematical pattern to herd their wooly charges.
The skull shape of toy dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, is a significant risk factor for painful neurological diseases, according to a recent study.
Apparently humans aren't the only ones who can act jealous. Dogs can also be green with envy, according to a new study from the University of California, San Diego.
Soon bomb-sniffing dogs may be out of a job, because UC Berkeley scientists are currently developing new laser technology that can sniff out minute concentrations of explosives, a new study says.