Dogs are sensitive Earth's magnetic field when they poop

Frontiers in Zoology just published that “Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth’s magnetic field.”

Apparently this was found for the first time, after extensive research on 70 dogs of 37 breeds, for 2 years, that under calm magnetic field – MF conditions, dogs prefer to orient their bodies along the North-South axis when they poop.

This directional behavior was abolished under Unstable MF. Which explains why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business.

via cnet

source frontiersinzoology