What? No way, that can’t be. Well they may not be critics, but there is some data that suggests that they can react to the pattern on your shirt. This goes back to research done on “aposematism” which is a form of warning coloration. This tells predators that animals with certain colors and/or patterns have defenses that might be unfortunate for the predator – like the coral snake or skunk for example. So before you put on that striped shirt and take your show dog into the ring, or take your puppy out for some social time, read this article.