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Dogs respond to goal-directed behavior at similar level to infants

Dogs look at a person interacting with a new object longer than a person interacting with a familiar object moved to a different location, suggesting perception of goal-directed behavior, according to a study published September 17, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sarah Marshall-Pescini from University of Milan, Italy and colleagues. As children […]

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‘Man’s best friend’ shares similar ‘albino’ gene

Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small […]

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Q&A: Any type of dogs smaller but similar to a Dalmatian?

by sgoerin Question by Sydney: Any type of dogs smaller but similar to a Dalmatian? There’s a rescue puppy that we’re looking at and the rescue place says the dad is a Boston terrier and they think the mom is a Dalmatian. We’re looking for a small dog (like 15 ish lbs) and they said […]

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Any type of dogs smaller but similar to a Dalmatian?

Question by Sydney: Any type of dogs smaller but similar to a Dalmatian? There’s a rescue puppy that we’re looking at and the rescue place says the dad is a Boston terrier and they think the mom is a Dalmatian. We’re looking for a small dog (like 15 ish lbs) and they said that the […]

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