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"Finger, yum!. Wait, are you pointing at something?" Photo: CJ Sorg/Flickr If your dog stares at the end of your outstretched finger rather than directing her focus on where you're pointing, her breed may be to blame. A Hungarian scientist found that dogs bred to work in visual contact with humans, such as pointers, retrievers and sheep dogs, were quick to understand the meaning of a human's pointing finger, reports Science Daily. Hunting hounds, livestock guard dogs, pups used for underground hunting, and sled dogs weren't so hot at the finger-pointing test. Why is this? Dogs were domesticated more than 10,000 years ago, and have been living and working with people ever since. During t...