Small Male Dogs Aim Higher When They Pee to Lie About Height

Small Male Dogs Aim Higher When They Pee to Lie About Height

Small male dogs aim higher when they urinate...apparently as a way to fool other dogs into thinking they are bigger, finds a study from Cornell University.

If you’re a dog owner and have watched your male dog pee for awhile now you probably know that pups use urine as a way to communicate. They can discover a lot from a few whiffs of pee - the gender or age of the "pee-er" for example.

Published in the Journal of Zoology, researchers shot video of male dogs urinating and measured the height of urine marks and the degrees of their raised legs. Researchers found small male dogs make higher urine marks relative to their body size than larger male dogs to “exaggerate competitive ability.”

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