Dogs catch human yawns.

@article{JolyMascheroni2008DogsCH,
  title={Dogs catch human yawns.},
  author={Ramiro M Joly-Mascheroni and Atsushi Senju and Alex J Shepherd},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={
          446-8
        }
}
This study is the first to demonstrate that human yawns are possibly contagious to domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Twenty-nine dogs observed a human yawning or making control mouth movements. Twenty-one dogs yawned when they observed a human yawning, but control mouth movements did not elicit yawning from any of them. The presence of contagious yawning in dogs suggests that this phenomenon is not specific to primate species and may indicate that dogs possess the capacity for a rudimentary… CONTINUE READING
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