7 images prove 'puppy dog eyes' were developed to charm us

Scientists reckon that dogs evolved those puppy dog eyes to charm us humans.[Image credit - COO Pixabay]
Scientists reckon that dogs evolved those puppy dog eyes to charm us humans.[Image credit - COO Pixabay]

Scientists have proven something dog owners have known for a while. Our pets are manipulating us with those big puppy dog eyes!

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Every dog owner knows that “look” – the puppy dog eyes expression that completely softens our hearts. Scientists have now found canines developed the knack in order to not only manipulate us (Do we mind? Of course not!) but also to better communicate with us.

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Evolution of ‘puppy dog eyes’

According to scientists at the University of Portsmouth, dogs didn’t always have the knack of using those infamous puppy dog eyes to manipulate their humans. The knack reportedly is part of canine evolution.

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Comparison of dogs and wolves

Scientists have been comparing the behaviour of dogs and wolves and their research suggests that canine facial anatomy has changed over thousands of years. This evolution is specifically to allow dogs to better communicate with their humans.

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