DOGS FEEL JEALOUSY, STUDY CONFIRMS
An experiment conducted by Christine Harris at the University of California in San Diego has concluded that dogs do, in fact, feel jealousy. Researchers have observed that dogs don’t seem to be too affected when their owners ignore them by, for instance, reading a book. But when owners interact affectionately with another animated or living being, the dogs’ behaviour changes dramatically, showing definite signs of “jealousy”, such as getting between the object and the owner or pushing the object away.
BRITAIN’S OLDEST DOG DIES AGED 23 YEARS OLD
Daisy, the oldest dog in Britain, has died peacefully at her home, aged 23 and half years old – equivalent to more than 100 human years. Daisy was fed an entirely “human diet”, eating exactly the same as her owners’. Daisy was a Jack Russel and was adopted from Cheltenham Animal Shelter. “Most people have pets for 10 to 12 years, but to have one for such a long time is incredible.” – commented owner Mark Barsby-Finch .
NEW SMARTPHONE SOFTWARE RECOGNISES DOG BREEDS
Project Adam’s dog breed detector was presented live at the 15th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit with the aid of three dogs. Project Adam’s object recognition technology was able to successfully recognise 3 different dog breeds. When pointing a phone at a Dalmatian and asking “What breed is this dog?” Adam came up with the correct answer, displaying “Dalmatian” on the phone’s screen. And just to show this technology knows the difference between dogs and people, when pointed a a person the answer was “I believe this is not a dog”.
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