Category: Dogs

Beyond the Breed with Brad Anderson – Episode 3: Nihon Ken

In the third episode of the Beyond the Breed podcast we’ll be discussing the Nihon Ken (the native Japanese dogs). This is a high-level overview of the the Nihon Ken, the breeds today, and the history behind them.

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Beyond the Breed with Brad Anderson – Episode 2: Population Genetics

In the second episode of Beyond the Breed podcast we’ll be exploring the role population genetics plays in dog breeds.

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This is the first episode of the Beyond the Breed podcast. It’s an introduction to the podcast and some background on who I am. It’s rough around the edges, but I think it works.

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PS: Sorry for the sound issues, my phone was feedbacking with my mic.

Reminder – I have uploaded most of the Primitive and Aboriginal Dog Society (PADS) newsletters here:

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Extremely Rare Ancient Wild Dogs Rediscovered in the Wild

The rarest and most ancient dog species, once presumed ‘extinct’, was captured on camera traps in a remote mountainous region in New Guinea. Scattered reports and unconfirmed photographs of the New Guinea Highland Wild Dog had left scientists mulling over the species’ continued existence for y… READ MORE >>

This is a video of Smokey, Ike, and Flash.

Smokey: Malamute (7/16) / Irish Wolfhound (3/8) / North American Wolf (3/16)

Ike: WSL

Flash: 50% KBD, 21.87% Alaskan Malamute, 18.75% Irish Wolfhound, 9.38% Gray Wolf

Wolfenoot, a 7-year-old’s made-up holiday, goes viral, launches movement to benefit dogs and wolves

Wolfenoot was born after a boy told his mom about the holiday: “The Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone.” READ MORE >>

The Science of the Sniff: Why Dogs Are Great Disease Detectors

Dogs have been trained to detect a dozen human diseases—most recently, malaria—but even these pups may ultimately find their jobs replaced by machines. READ MORE >>

Your Dog May Be Smart, but She’s Not Exceptional

In a new study, scientists say that dogs do not stand out compared to other animals when it comes to intelligence. READ MORE >>