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Primitive and Aboriginal Dog Society (PADS) Newsletters


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 >>

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 >>

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

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

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

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

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 >>