Scientists Have Found Out Why Rottweilers Really Are So Greedy
Anyone who has kept a Rottweiler understands how this lovely dog is driven crazy by his appetite.
Rottweilers are mostly hungry, whether they are looking at you sitting close to the table or tilting their head when you open the doors of your fridge.
Scientists have already conducted a study to establish why Rottweilers are so greedy. And it uncovers a lot of things.
The University of Cambridge published a journal on May 4 on why some dog breeds are very gluttonous.
The researchers found out that one out of four Rottweilers tested possessed a food motivation gene inside their DNA, which implies that the dogs never feel full even after eating. That is why they will continue to stare at you to give them food.
The researchers conducted their study using 310 dogs and interviewed their parents about eating habits and whether they portrayed any sign of greediness. They found out that the food motivation gene in a quarter of all the dogs tested and is likened to an obesity gene in human beings.
They also observed that the those that had this gene were 1.9 kg heavier than those who did not possess it, even if those dogs were controlled diet and regular exercises.
Dr. Eleanor Raffan, who led the group of researchers, said that the gene discovered in these dogs is responsible for regulating how its brain recognizes the feeling of fullness or hunger.
Therefore there is a scientific reason why your Rottweiler is staring at you for that piece of meat or bacon. But do not despair. Obesity problems in dogs can cause heart disease and joint problems.
Many homeowners assume that these dogs are obsessed by food without knowing the scientific reason behind it. This article is a must-read to all Rottweiler enthusiasts around the world to help to understand why their dogs always stare at them for food.