A new study found that doggos’ personality and attitude changes over time. As a doggo ages, they become less curious and less active.
– Doggos attitudes and behavior change as they get older.
– A study had a sample population of 217 Border collies in the course of four years.
– Those who were still alive were retested recently and…
The research was from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary and it was published recently at Scientific Reports. The sample population consisted of 217 Border collies. Their ages ranged from six months to 15 years old. The tests started four years ago. The remaining 37 doggos from the sample population were retested recently. The tests included exploration test, novel object test, ball playing test, frustration test, problem-solving test, and obedience test.
They found out that the doggos’ attentiveness and skills in solving problems were better when they were around 6 years of age or older. After reaching the age of 3, the doggos’ excitement and enjoyment for new things to them have significantly declined. As for frustration and desire to socialize, it remained the same even after four years whatever the dogs’ ages were.
However, Dr. Katherine Houpt, a professor at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, said that the study might not be the same for all breeds.
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