Dogs

Find out everything there is to know about dogs and stay updated on the latest dogs news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and dogs pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these loyal pets as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about dogs.
Read More

Latest Articles

Are Dogs Colorblind?
dog-whiskers
June 26th, 2014
Dogs do have a unique way of seeing the world. But despite what you might have heard, the canine perspective isn't black and white.
Read More »
Doggy Kisses: Oxytocin May Make Fido More Affectionate
June 18th, 2014
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
Read More »
Human 'Albino' Gene Found in Dogs
Albino Doberman Pinschers
May 16th, 2014
A new study finds that certain dogs, just like certain humans, carry a gene mutation that causes albinism — a condition that results in little or no pigment in the eyes, skin and hair.
Read More »
For a Dog, Play Means Play (Usually) (Op-Ed)
Buddy the dog playing
June 24th, 2014
Paws forward, butt up — time to play!
Read More »
Personhood for Pets? How the Human-Animal Bond Has Evolved
man with wolf
May 13th, 2014
Since humans first domesticated cats and dogs, these furry friends have taken on increasingly important roles in people's lives. Now, a growing movement aims to recognize Fido and Felix not just as pets, but also as legal citizens.
Read More »
The Poop Problem: What To Do With 10 Million Tons of Dog Waste (Op-Ed)
dogs-poop
April 10th, 2014
Pet poop is a million-ton problem, but what's the solution?
Read More »