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Ritual Sacrifice May Have Shaped Dog Domestication

Ritual Sacrifice May Have Shaped Dog Domestication

An ancient Arctic site containing the remains of hundreds of dogs shows that some animals were reverentially buried and others were butchered. This mix suggests a complex relationship between humans and dogs. READ MORE >>

Predation and Dogs: Normalizing Behavior

Predation and Dogs: Normalizing Behavior

One gorgeous summer morning, I watched from across the pool as a small grey bird fluttered down out of a tree and hovered just a few feet in front of my foster dog, Quinn. Quinn tilted her head to the side and froze for a brief moment before lunging forward and snatching it from the air, issuing a n… READ MORE >>

Puppies trust their mums — and humans

Puppies trust their mums — and humans

Young dogs facing scary objects look to humans for guidance. READ MORE >>

Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature | The Japan Times

Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature | The Japan Times

Hoping to promote coexistence, a resort town in a mountainous area of Nagano Prefecture is using a rare breed of dog to chase bears away from areas where p READ MORE >>

AKC Adopts New Position Statement on Tethering – American Kennel Club

AKC Adopts New Position Statement on Tethering – American Kennel Club

At its April meeting, the AKC Board of Directors approved a new position statement to clarify the organization’s position on tethering. The position statement is as follows: READ MORE >>

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale

Why do dogs look different from wolves? The question bedeviled Charles Darwin. Now scientists have a fascinating theory that links droopy ears and splotchy coats with domestication. READ MORE >>

Furbo unveils treat-tossing dog camera with smart alerts, like when your dog is pacing

Furbo unveils treat-tossing dog camera with smart alerts, like when your dog is pacing

Furbo, the dog camera that lets you communicate with your pet and also tosses treats to your dog when you’re away, has launched a new version that provides.. READ MORE >>

Why Do Dogs Play?

Why Do Dogs Play?

A new paper finds there are many reasons why dogs play – and play is not always a sign of good welfare. READ MORE >>

The moment in history when Muslims began to see dogs as dirty, impure, and evil

The moment in history when Muslims began to see dogs as dirty, impure, and evil

The first Muslims had so many dogs. READ MORE >>

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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