Studies

What makes dogs howl, yawn and hide under the bed? Researchers plumb the inner workings of dogs.

 

foster children and dogs
Dogs provide a vital, non-threatening emotional comfort to some children.
Antibiotic Use in Cats and Dogs
Researchers look to veterinarians, digital records in ambitious data-collection effort
Puppies are Wired to Communicate With Humans
Genetics may also help explain why some dogs perform better than others on social tasks such as following pointing gestures.
dog aging project
Professor’s search for dogs’ healthier living, longevity drives Dog Aging Project
wolf gps
Thanks to a bit of tech and some intrepid researchers, we now have a better idea.
jealousy in dogs
A look at new research on the topic of jealousy in dogs, and what it actually shows.
dogs detect coronavirus
In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy.
cattle dog breed
“They’re not like other dogs”— or are they?
Dogs in the study wore activity monitors on their collars for a two-week period, and their owners filled out a questionnaire on the dogs' sleep patterns.
Study sets baseline for sleep patterns in healthy adult dogs.
Patient Iris and her assistance dog Sandy in the recovery room after surgery. While dogs may be allowed in recovery rooms their access is often restricted due to concerns over hygiene. (Photograph courtesy of Utrecht University)
Assistance dogs’ paws are cleaner than their users’ shoe soles, Utrecht University researchers discover.
do dogs understand words
Say What? How dogs understand language.
prostate cancer sniffing dog
Training dogs to detect prostate cancer gets one paw closer to a ‘robotic nose’ to diagnose the disease, including most lethal form.
mistrust of veterinarians among dog owners
When it comes to veterinary care, barriers to access, including a lack of trust play a big role.
We must be careful about making sweeping generalizations.
dogs and smart cars
Researchers study people’s relationships with their dogs as a model for improved automotive experiences.