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Scientists: Dogs Developed ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ to Get What They Want From Humans

Chances are… if you have a day, they pretty much run your house!

New research reveals dogs developed “puppy dog eyes” specifically to tug at their owners’ heartstrings… I knew it!

A study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences has found that the muscle dogs use to raise their eyebrows and increase their cute factor has developed in the years since canines became household pets.

The study claims the muscle appeared as dogs evolved because using it would net them food or affection.

As proof, researchers point to the ancestors of dogs. In wolves, the muscle is non-existent.

Here is my dog’s best attempt at it:

Just keep that in mind the next time you get those puppy dog eyes!

Danielle Tufano

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