Category: Dogs

This Dingo Has Won the Title of the World’s Most Interesting Genome

This Dingo Has Won the Title of the World’s Most Interesting Genome

The winner of the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition has been announced – and a pure bred dingo called Sandy has ended up on top. READ MORE >>

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Where did your dog come from? New tree of breeds may hold the answer

Where did your dog come from? New tree of breeds may hold the answer

Data also help explain the distribution of some canine genetic diseases READ MORE >>

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The World’s Rarest and Most Ancient Dog Has Just Been Re-Discovered in the Wild

The World’s Rarest and Most Ancient Dog Has Just Been Re-Discovered in the Wild

After decades of fearing that the New Guinea highland wild dog had gone extinct in its native habitat, researchers have finally confirmed the existence of a healthy, viable population, hidden in one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on… READ MORE >>

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Dogs ‘deliberately deceive owners’ to get what they want

Dogs ‘deliberately deceive owners’ to get what they want

Cats might have a reputation for being a bit sneaky or scheming – but, according to science, we really ought to be keeping an eye on dogs if we’re worried about our pets running rings around us. READ MORE >>

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Experiments suggest dogs and monkeys have a human-like sense of morality

Experiments suggest dogs and monkeys have a human-like sense of morality

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Kyoto University has found that dogs and capuchin monkeys watch how humans interact with one another and react less positively to those that are less willing to help or share. In their paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, the team… READ MORE >>

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The Truth About Humping

The Truth About Humping

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA CDBC Lots of dogs hump. For people who live with those dogs, it can be embarrassing and upsetting. We humans aren’t comfortable talking about things related to sex, especially when our beloved dogs are being indiscreet in front of guests. For many of us, dogs are cute READ MORE >>

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Man’s best friend, bacteria’s worst enemy: dog sniffs out superbug in Canadian hospital

Man’s best friend, bacteria’s worst enemy: dog sniffs out superbug in Canadian hospital

Angus the English springer spaniel is believed to be only canine hospital employee in the world trained to sniff out notorious bacteria Clostridium difficile READ MORE >>

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Why Big Business Is Putting Your Pet’s Life At Risk

Why Big Business Is Putting Your Pet’s Life At Risk

One size does not fit all. READ MORE >>

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How farming changed the dog

How farming changed the dog

Early farmers pushed dog genomes toward vegetarianism READ MORE >>

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Secret of connection between dogs and humans could be genetic

Secret of connection between dogs and humans could be genetic

Scientists have found a handful of genes that they may be linked to the tendency for dogs to seek human help and contact READ MORE >>

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