Inhibitory control, or the ability to wait for a treat, may be a good indicator of how well your pooch can solve a problem.
Miranda Lambert and her mother founded MuttNation in 2007 to rescue and provided loving homes for animals. Since then the foundation has raised millions of dollars and recently opened a no-kill shelter in Oklahoma.
Using a specialized IQ test, researchers examined the "general intelligence" of border collies. Since dogs and people have a lot in common, researchers suggest their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of human disorders, such as dementia.
A recent study on Border Collies confirms older dog can be taught new tricks, although younger individuals learn faster.
Heavy El Niño rains have spurred the growth of poisonous mushrooms in California, which are potentially dangerous for pets playing outside.
Researchers found domestic dogs can tell the difference between a threatening and pleasant facial expression by gazing into one's eyes. This is similar to a human's social gazing behavior.
A two-year-old husky-mutt named Derby was born without fully-formed front paws. Thanks to new prosthetics created by 3D Systems he can sit, stand, run and play just like any other dog.
Dogs are often seen as "messy drinkers," but there is a method behind their sloppy ways. It turns out, they slurp up water using high-speed, precisely timed movements.
For years, researchers have been trying to achieve in vitro birth in dogs. Recently, a littler of puppies, beagles and partly cocker spaniel, was born by in vitro birth. This has findings for using gene editing to treat both dog diseases and similar human diseases.
A researcher from the National Research Tomsk State University devised a new "sniff test" that proves man's best friend is actually self-aware.
The largest cloning factory is currently under construction in the city of Tianjjin, China. When finished scientists plan to produce dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, to ultimately curb commercial demand.
Ever wonder how hairy animals keep themselves clean? You may be more familiar with the grooming techniques of household pets, but some animals use "renewable" cleaning strategies researchers hope to apply to keeping technology dust-free.
Children exposed to animals at a young age are 15 percent less likely to develop asthma later in life.
A detailed genetic analysis suggests that Central Asia was home to the world’s first domesticated dog.