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Dogs yawn more often in response to owners’ yawns than strangers

Aug. 7, 2013 — Dogs yawn contagiously when they see a person yawning, and respond more frequently to their owner’s yawns than to a stranger’s, according to research published August 7 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero and colleagues from the University of Tokyo.

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