The Hidatsa, a Native American tribe of the Northern Great Plains, believe that these sorts of dogs, whom they call "Four-Eyes," are especially gentle and have magical powers.

Stanley Coren, the astute canine psychologist from the University of British Columbia, has also noted that these 'four-eyed" dogs obtained their reputation for psychic powers "because their expressions were easier to read than those of other dogs.

The contrasting spots above the eyes make the movements of the muscles over the eye much more visible."

"In the starlight, the dog lying next to me raised one brow while lowering the other, implying curiosity mixed with concern over whether I would let her go....

"Goodbye Sweet Girl," I said, holding her to my body.

...Then I closed my eyes.