Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Dog Paddle Is Just an Underwater Jog

Pooches doing the ‘dog paddle‘ are basically just trotting underwater, a new study concludes.

It’s a technique that armadillos, turtles and even humans can use to stay afloat and move in water.

For the research, presented at the 2014 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting held in Austin, biologist Frank Fish and colleagues started out with eight dogs representing six breeds. They ranged from Yorkshire terriers to the Newfoundland.

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