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Tismon
2022-02-22, 12:43

Left or right-handedness

I noticed that my dog seem to have a preference in what paw he uses the most. His dominant hand, or paw, seems to be the left one. Everytime we shake paw he always gives me the left one, everytime he plays he almost always use his left paw, when he reaches for things - almost always left paw… Even when he lie down his left paw is the one he bends.

So I googled it and appearently dogs do have a dominant paw! It also appears that left-handedness is more common in male dogs.

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I found this really interesting. Is your dog left or right-handed?


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Maleficum
2022-02-26, 14:59
#1

I don't really know. I tried to see it on Mira last time I saw her but she uses both.
First I thought she was left handed because she used it to try to get me to pet her but then later during the day she started using her right paw to get my attention.
But during the day she definitely used her left the most.

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Tismon
2022-02-27, 22:15
#2

Maybe she is ambidextrous? :D


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Maleficum
2022-02-28, 11:27
#3

#2: Maybe :) I'll have to study her some more!

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Tismon
2022-02-28, 12:51
#4

#3: very interesting, let me know what you conclude!


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Niklas
2022-02-28, 14:29
#5

I wonder of there’s an explanation to why male and female dogs differ in handedness. As I recall it’s the same with huMANs and huWOMEN. I think left-handedness is more common in huMALES.


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Maleficum
2022-02-28, 15:36
#6

In parrots it seems to be "leftfootidness" that is dominant.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9382000/9382181.stm

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Just like humans, parrots prefer to use one side of their body over the other, scientists discover.
Niklas
2022-02-28, 16:41
#7

I wonder if handedness in humans is also accompanied by “eye-ness”. You usually have a dominant eye. Does it follow your dominant hand, or are they connected?


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Tismon
2022-02-28, 18:36
#8

#5: That's really interesting, I didn't know it was more common in human men than women. Is it connected to gbiology and gender?


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JayCricket
2022-03-12, 00:54
#9

#5 & #8: difficult to say.
and certainly an interesting subject.
wonder what determines such.

like, personal example, my grampa was lefhanded.
my sister is as well, my brother is righthanded and I'm ambidextrous.
so, seems completely random to me. 🤷‍♂️


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Tismon
2022-03-21, 22:39
#10

#9: Since statistically, it is more common for different genders it is still possible for the other gender(s) to be lefthanded :)

Maybe it's genetic since your grandpa and your sister are lefthanded and you are ambidextrous. Everyone in my family is righthanded

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  • Edited by Tismon 2022-03-21, 22:40
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