Study Shows That Your Dog Can Recognize Your Face


Pack Leader and Lover
Mar 28, 2012
Study shows that our dogs can recognize our faces, and tell us apart from other people...:doghouse:

Until recently, the ability to identify facial features was presumed to be a highly developed skill only humans and primates possess. (This, despite the fact that faces and eye contact are known to play an important role in human-dog communication.)

But a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and published recently in the journal Animal Cognition concludes that domestic dogs – both family dogs and those living in kennels – are also able to recognize faces.

Among the researchers' findings: dogs show more interest in the faces of other dogs than human faces; dogs living with families are more responsive to human faces than dogs living in kennels; and dogs spend a lot of time looking at the eyes.

Also, like humans, dogs have a harder time identifying faces that are upside-down than faces that are normally oriented.

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New member
May 18, 2014
Mine stares me at the eyes regularly with a cute face. It's pretty cool I think. Specially when she turns the face to the left a little bit while waiting some reaction from me.