What Your Dog Is Really Thinking When He Poops

He's a compass. Sort of

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If you are lost in the woods with your dog and your compass breaks, do not despair. Wait for your dog to arch its back and poop and watch closely — Fido might be telling you which way is north. Or south.

In a study published by the journal Frontiers in Zoology, researchers found that, when the earth’s magnetic field is stable, dogs off leash prefer to poop with their bodies oriented along the north-south axis.

Scientists monitored 70 dogs of 37 breeds over a two-year period for a total of 1,893, um, “observations.” They found that “Dogs preferred to excrete with the body being aligned along the North-south axis under calm [magnetic field] conditions.” The effect only holds when the earth’s magnetic field is stable, which, researchers note, is only about 20 percent of the time in daylight.

Researchers said this is the first time magnetic sensitivity was proved in dogs and the first time “a measurable, predictable behavioral reaction” to magnetic field fluctuations has been “unambiguously proven in a mammal.”

The study did not find that dogs have a preference for which direction, north or south, they prefer to point their business end when doing their business.

So yeah. Try not to break your compass still.

25 comments
Niggger
Niggger

They s h I t facing Mecca....

Niggger
Niggger

Eat S H I T you  N I G G E R S!

GunnyGAlz
GunnyGAlz

My dog make a noise that oddly enough sounds like Obama when he is dropping a duece so I know what he is thinking of.

ScoopMasters
ScoopMasters

That's got to be the biggest waste of money so far this year. My dog poops and pees in several directions and it all smells the same. Sometimes he even pees in three different directions at the same time!

SmoothEdward1
SmoothEdward1

That's odd, when I step in it my foot slides to the East.

ddavel544
ddavel544

Sure, makes sense to me. Think about it, the earth rotates counter clock wise, east to west. So if a dog was taking a dump facing either east or west, and the earth suddenly stopped spinning, he could end up with poop in his face or on his butt. So logically he's taking no chances, and faces north or south to avoid any sudden fallout, should the earth suddenly slam on the brakes. Myself, I have slept with my head facing true North to slow aging and retain my sanity. So far it's been working quite well for the last 60 years....Woof, woof..

LELL
LELL

Wow, that is what I call some crappy information....lol!

JadedCitizen
JadedCitizen

Hilarious but wrong! After years of careful observation I have concluded that my dog wants to be upwind from her stink. In fact it's always amusing  to jockey for upwind status versus downwind! All dog owners have my permission to replicate my detailed study in their own laboratories...

Openminded1
Openminded1

This is a story? Must have been written and researched by a democrat, they are the only ones dumb enough to come up with a study like this.

enolaslipbalm
enolaslipbalm

HUMM people doo it too, although they have no conscious of doing it, so dogs are probably just reacting to that same instinct while they turn in circles trying to find the right spot!  I wonder about my cat?   

ding
ding

Wow, are we running short on news!


I wonder if it is the same with humans?  Maybe my Chi is off because my toilet is East - West oriented.  


Why do dogs like to stick their heads out the car window?  Is it the positive ions within the car?

StephenHauer
StephenHauer

Another Example of Mother's Nature's "Method to Madness"


Additionally, our Itchy DOGs suffer from ALLERGY to the Same Pollens, dust Mites & Molds that We Suffer From.


Important to begin building Tolerance Now via Doggy GOO ...


and keep the Allergy Itch from Spoiling your Dogs ( and Your ) Spring.


Tammo
Tammo

According to the article dogs pooping in the North South direction is only correct when the earth's magnetic field is stable and that is only 20% of the time. I think you would be better off flipping a coin.

DianeCoffman
DianeCoffman

Nonsense. For 4 years my dog uses all sides of the Perimeter of the yard to poop.

Suzyslegs
Suzyslegs

Shame on the naysayers.  Go get lost in the woods and DO NOT look at your dog pooping.  Ten bucks says you do.

SueEmanovsky
SueEmanovsky

somebody had too much time on their hands

louder
louder

Looks like somebody had a dog, some weed and some spare time.