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Five Ways for Dog Owners to Earn Money Online

The advent of the internet has created a whole new bunch of money making opportunities. Did you know that there are numerous ways for dog owners to turn their love for dogs into an online business. Let’s have a look: Affiliate income: Pet industry is booming. In the US alone, the pet industry reached close […]

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Myth of tolerant dogs and aggressive wolves refuted

The good relationship between humans and dogs was certainly influenced by domestication. For long, it was assumed that humans preferred particularly tolerant animals for breeding. Thus, cooperative and less aggressive dogs could develop. Recently, however, it was suggested that these qualities were not only specific for human-dog interactions, but characterize also dog-dog interactions. Friederike Range […]

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Dog-human cooperation is based on social skills of wolves, scientists show

Dogs are man’s best friend and partner. The origins of this dog-human relationship were subject of a study by behavioural scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna and the Wolf Science Center. They showed that the ancestors of dogs, the wolves, are at least as attentive to members of their species and […]

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A lot or a little? Wolves discriminate quantities better than dogs

Being able to mentally consider quantities makes sense for any social species. This skill is important during the search for food, for example, or to determine whether an opponent group outnumbers one’s own. Scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied how well dogs can discriminate between different quantities and discovered that […]

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Wolves susceptible to yawn contagion: Social bonds may increase yawning contagion between wolves

Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues. Researchers suggest that contagious yawning may be linked to human capacity for empathy, but little evidence apart from studies on primates, exists that […]

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Wolves at the door: Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Heredity. Dr. Natia Kopaliani, Dr. David Tarkhnishvili, and colleagues from the […]

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2 wolves attack Washington bulldog

A pet bulldog was injured by two wolves outside a home at Twisp. A resident heard her dogs barking Tuesday morning, went outside and saw the two wolves on her bulldog. They ran away when she yelled. State Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen tells The Wenatchee World the dog suffered bite marks to its […]

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Bulldog attacked by wolves near Twisp

Bulldog attacked by wolves near Twisp | The Today File | Seattle Times Click below to watch: Ghosts Gold Guns – MTS 255 Shotgun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBdLu0HNdUY&list=PLFL-ngC5I31sA3JixhvxlWV2sTA5Kc3-q&index=1 JayEx23’… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Dogs Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago, Skull Suggests

A canine skull found in the Altai Mountains of Siberia is more closely related to modern domestic dogs than to wolves, a new DNA analysis reveals. The findings could indicate that dogs were domesticated around 33,000 years ago. The point at which wolves went from wild to man’s best friend is hotly contested, though dogs […]

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Dog Evolution Included Getting the Starch In

Click here to listen to this podcast When you think about dog food, you probably picture more meat than potato. But a new study finds that, unlike wolves, dogs have genes that allow them to digest starch. That evolutionary adaptation may have helped fuel their domestication. The report is in the journal Nature. [Eric Axelsson […]

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