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Study Reveals Why Border Collies Manipulate With Their Gaze

diciembre 30, 2021

Have you ever felt that your border collie can melt you just by giving you a tender look?

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There is a scientific reason for this. A recent study on the evolution of dogs with humans, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that animals develop easy muscle to exercise emotional power over humans. In this way, it is explained why dogs soften people with their eyes.

This is Bobby. My 9wk old Border Collie - Imgur



For this there is also a theory of antiquity. The anatomy of the primitive dogs, descendants of the wolves, was very different from what we know today, they were less expressive than the current ones, for a simple reason: there was no development of the muscles of their eyebrows. Now, with a simple glance we know what our beloved dogs want.


The tender face they give you when you are eating and they want your food is an expression that the first domesticated dogs did not have. The movement of their eyebrows evolved over time and has allowed us to understand each other better.

This is Dixie, Our new border collie pup! - Album on Imgur

Scientists believe they have understood how dogs do to soften people and thus gain their affection: two muscles around their eyes help them to look sad, a technique mastered by human babies. That is, part of its evolution, were attitudes learned after living 30 thousand years with humans, the species has managed to incorporate cognitive skills to better communicate with us. For research they were compared to wolves.

Sora, a five year old border collie that makes stupid faces and balances things on her head. - Album on Imgur