Why coyotes are not basal Canis

The traditional understanding of coyote evolution is that coyotes are basal wolf-like canids. This understanding comes from the hypothesis that coyotes directly evolved from Canis lepophagus in North America alone. Coyotes look and behave a lot like jackals of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Loves

Emmett turns three years old today. THREE. I’m not really sure how that happened, but it happened. Remember that little seven month old baby who fought for his brain and life through an epilepsy diagnosis with a terrible prognosis? He … Continue reading

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Mark Derr on the Active Social Model of Dog Domestication

Mark Derr has been writing critiques of the Coppinger model of dog domestication for decades. His best known work on the subject matter is How the Dog Became the Dog, but his ideas can be read in a more succinct … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

From the good folks at Yappy. (In case you’re wondering, my resolution is to cook at home more often this year. I make homemade food for the dog, but more often than not, I feed my kids via DoorDash. That’s … Continue reading

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Azawakh Joins the AKC Hound Group

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announced today that the Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok) has gained full AKC recognition. This new addition to the AKC registry became eligible to compete in … Continue reading

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Need A Pawtner to Help with Your New Year’s Resolution?

Christmas walk ? | #ItsAboutKaia . . . . #happyseason #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsofinstagram #dog_features #instadog #petsofinstagram #dogs_unity #walkthedog #walkingthedog #christmaswalk #potd #thehappynow #thesimplethings #thatsdarling #theweekoninstagram #vsco #vscocam A post shared by Alexandra Zhovtenko (@alexa.zh) on Dec 28, 2018 … Continue reading

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Siegfried Farnon (Robert Hardy) on the problems of keeping pets

It all makes sense, except for those barking retrievers and that fawn whippet that was Robert Hardy’s own beloved dog. Natural History

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Our Mexico Trip

Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook know that we just got back from a glorious (and I mean glorious) trip to Mexico. For the past 12 years, the band my husband Stage Manages for a living … Continue reading

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Christmas Guard Dog

Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Doggies.com Dog Blog

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How to condition a German shepherd

Materials needed: 1 German shepherd that likes other dogs. 1 whippet that likes other dogs and is friends with German shepherd. Ball. Instructions. Throw ball for both dogs. Whippet will beat the German shepherd to the ball. Whippet will decide … Continue reading

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