Breed, sex, age and living environment all appear to be factors in dogs’ propensity to exhibit behaviors akin to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in humans, and dogs with ADHD-like behaviors are also the most likely to display obsessive-compulsive behaviors, according to a study in Translational Psychiatry. Working breeds, male dogs, young dogs and dogs that are left alone all day every day are the most likely to exhibit an inability to calm down, inattention, and continuous barking or whining, and the findings suggest the same brain regions and neurobiological pathways are at play in human and canine ADHD and OCD

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