Why Do We Find Dogs Cute?
There’s no hiding the fact that we all absolute LOVE dogs and find them SUPER CUTE! It is common for dog lovers across the world to instantly want to pet a cute dog whenever and wherever we meet them. But we must ask, is there a secret behind this undying love we have for dogs?
In this article, we explore some of the factors that explain why we find dogs extra cute and cuddly and how evolution may be the cause behind this fantastic bond.
Physiology and Neurology
The first factor the greatly influences the positive emotions we feel for dogs are the visual cues we receive when we look at a pup.
For starters, dogs usually have a very symmetric physique, and the pattern recognition centres in our brain light up in appreciation of this natural aesthetic appearance.
The second factor is that over time, we have created a neurological bond with our pet friends that makes us feel happy whenever we see or interact with them. It has been observed that the brain releases feel-good chemicals that make us feel great whenever we interact with our pups.
A cause behind this positive emotional association we have with dogs could be our shared evolutionary journey. Ever since their domestication by early humans, dogs have lived alongside humanity, forming an incredibly strong mental bond that is reflected in both ways.
As dogs have come to recognize and imitate many human emotions and behaviour, we have similarly become very intuitive when it comes to the behaviour of dogs, and that contributes to the positive feelings we feel for them.
Psychologically speaking, humans are fonder of things, people, and animals, with whom they have an emotional connection. Because we consider dogs as part of the family and celebrate their life and activities in much the same way as we do with other humans and family members, we are more likely to find our pet dogs cuter and cuddlier!
No matter what breed your pup belongs, they are undoubtedly the cutest dog on the planet (P.S they all are!). We suggest feeding your pup with a highly nutritious, natural, and balanced diet that can contribute to the growth, repair, and development of their body. The Hypro Premium Kangaroo and Lamb selection is a great way to ensure that your pup remains healthy and active, along with being so incredibly cute!