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Ever Wondered About Blue-Eyed Dogs?

According to geneticist Kristopher Irizarry, Siberian huskies aren’t the only breed that can have blue eyes. Old English sheepdogs, border collies, and Welsh and Pembroke corgis may also have the eye-color trait, but in those breeds, it’s inherited as a recessive trait. In huskies, the lack of pigment causes the eye to appear blue.

What do Rob Lowe, Katherine Heigl, and Liza Minelli have in common? They all love Miniature Schnauzers.

According to the journal Anthrozoös, researchers from Canisius College and the University of Florida conducted an online survey among over 900 U.S. women and found those who shared their bed with their dogs “were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security,” especially when compared with human bed partners or cats.

According to a 2017 report from BMC Veterinary Research, food allergies among dogs are more likely due to the protein, with 34 percent of the dogs in the study allergic to beef.

One theory why hunting dogs roll in fox poop is because during a hunt, they want to mask their own smell from their prey.

Mr. Smarty Pants read the above information in a book, magazine, newspaper, or website; heard it on TV; or overheard it at a party. Got any facts? If you do, email them to Mr. Smarty Pants at MrPants@AustinChronicle.com for possible inclusion in this column.