Contagious yawn: Dogs tend to yawn when their owners do, but not when strangers do.

Dogs Share “Contagious” Yawns More With Their Owners Than Strangers (VIDEO)

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Aug. 13 2013 11:56 AM

Dogs Share “Contagious” Yawns More With Their Owners Than Strangers (VIDEO)

The actual cause of so-called “contagious yawning” continues to baffle researchers, but potentially revealing new research has found that dogs most frequently mimic yawns of their owners rather than strangers.

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