Would you be surprised if I tell that some people think that if a Golden Retriever and a human were in danger, and you just have the chance to save just one of them, most of them would prefer to save the Golden Retriever?
Most Golden Retriever owners love too much their four-legged friends that they treat them as if they were kids. In addition, some others prefer to spend their time with their dog rather than a friend or family member.
Researchers from the Northwestern University of Colorado have shown that many people feel more empathy with a dog than a human. The study was developed by 260 students. They read a piece of fake news about a beaten adult and dog.
The result was surprising showing that most of the students would prefer to save the dog rather than the human mentioned in the fake news.
In the given fake news, the victim was attacked by someone and was left without conscious with one broken leg and some other injuries. The study, in fact, revealed that most of them felt empathy for dogs than the human.
Another fact that scientists have found is that the dog owner does not have problems spending money in their dogs, most of them are willing o spend as much money as possible o see their pups happy. Moreover, the study demonstrated that dog owners are willing to donate money to charity to help dogs rather than humans.
A study was realized with 300 people, they were not told what the experiment was about in order to get an accurate result. In the experiment they were asked to choose that if the had 100 dollars how much money would they donate to help dogs and how much o help humans. The resulting average gotten was that if they had 100 dollars 70 were going to be for helping dogs and 30 for humans.
The study showed why dog owners are so attached to their dogs. Dogs make more facial movements when a human is paying attention to them; that was what the researching team said.
In addition, some others prefer to spend their time with their dog rather than a friend or family member.
What was thought by the team before was that animal facial expressions were unconscious, However,
the study showed that dogs raise their eyebrows and even make their eyes bigger when they are trying to get attention from their owners or a person.
It was also shown that the presence of treats did not have an impact on the expressions the dogs made, suggesting it wasn’t about them turning on the charm to get extra snacks. In spite of that, the researchers concluded it could be a route of communication between the owner and dog.