The evolution of puppy dog eyes

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Dog looking at owner. PIX/Getty Images

NEW research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs’ facial anatomy has changed over thousands of years specifically to allow them to better communicate with humans. The research team, led by comparative psychologist Dr Juliane Kaminski, at the University of Portsmouth, included a team of behavioural and anatomical experts in the UK and USA. It is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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