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Dog Domestication: History’s Timeline From Beginning To Now (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific research...

Bichon Frise Dog Breed Profile

Bichon Frise (pronounced as bee·shaan free·zay) came from the French word bichon à poil fries meaning, small curly-haired dog. Full of charm in a cloud of...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Breed Profile

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or Chessie for short, is the Sherman tank of the retriever breed. This Retriever is a hunting dog created to...

10 Most Famous Dogs in History

While the likes of the mystery-solving Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, and the classic romance of The Lady and a Tramp bring all the lovable qualities...

History of Dogs Through Science

Wolves are icons of pack behavior. Their collective strength is greater than their individual efforts. As Rudyard Kipling put it, “for the strength of...

TOP #109: Do Dogs Really Derive from Wolves?

In this episode, our guest Bernie Taylor, a naturalist and author, shares his thoughts on this interesting theory and the scientific proof that supports it.

A Timeline of How and Why Beagles Were Used in Lab...

Animal cruelty and abuse of laboratory dogs is nothing new for pet owners who are aware of these problems, but did you know that...

Our Dogs’ DNA Carry Cancer Genes from Over 10,000 Years Ago

Today’s American dogs have the DNA of a cancer gene that apparently wiped out the ancient dogs that originally roamed the Americas. The history of...

Dogs Are Our Best Friends Because We May Share Similar Genes

People may have bred themselves the perfect companions from wild wolves, and a new study shows that a lot of this has to do...

We Now Know What Mayas Used to Do With Dogs Over...

New study found that Mayas raised and traded dogs for ceremonies, kept them as guardians and pets, and did not differentiate between breeds. Growing up,...

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  A dog show is commonly called a conformation event, intended to evaluate and assess the breeding stock of different dogs. The size of the event...

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Are you looking for a miniature toy breed that is neither aloof nor clingy to keep you company? Do you want to learn more about...
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English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

The English Cocker Spaniel dog breed is an adorable pooch with a charming character and alluring good looks. Learn more about living with this...

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