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What Your Pets Represent About You

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

According to an online survey conducted by Career Builder, which reached more than 2,300 workers, pets have a greater impact on our lives than many of us may have previously thought. We've all heard the euphemism that says a pet's personality reflects that of its owner, but it turns out that pets might also reflect their owners' careers.   READ MORE




Got Affection? The 15 Friendliest Dog Breeds

Friday, April 04, 2014

After a hard day, what do you look forward to most: taking a run with your pet, or curling up to snuggle together on the couch? If it’s cuddling you crave out of a K9 friendship, then you should check out this list of the most affectionate dog breeds

From Chihuahua, to Collie, to Bulldog, to Pomeranian, the article covers 15 breeds that are naturally inclined to love their owners with lots of licks, warmth and affection. Just look at some of the dogs on the list; how can you not love them?! They’re so adorable!  READ MORE




An Experiment in Evolution: Domesticating Foxes to be like Dogs

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

What do you get when a Russian geneticist wants to isolate the genes that make dogs “easy to train”? You get 3,000 foxes on-site at a farm in Siberia, comprised of “rows and rows of sheds that house about a hundred foxes each.” What is this all about? 

In a previous blog post, we covered a recent episode of the show Cosmos: A Space Odyssey which details the evolution of wolves to the modern dog through interaction and, eventually, friendship with humans. In 1954, Dmitry Belyaev “started a fox farm in Siberia and set out to do with foxes in one lifetime what took dogs thousands of years.” 

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What Dog Breed is Right for Your Family?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Selecting a dog that fits your family and your lifestyle is an important part of enjoying pet ownership. The main things you’ll want to consider are the amount of space you have, the kind of environment you live in (urban vs. countryside), the level of activity you can accommodate for, and preferences in size and temperament.

Here is a good article that covers some of the basics of selecting the right dog breed. Although it's important that you love the dog you pick and feel drawn to it, it's really essential that you choose a dog that fits your lifestyle. Take some time to think about your living quarters and daily routine and how you will accommodate adding a new member to your family within those confines.  READ MORE




The Role Humans Played in Creating the Modern Dog

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Every dog you see today was directly or indirectly sculpted by human hands. Hard to believe? Check out Episode 2, Season 1 of Cosmos: A Space Odyssey! The first 10-15 minutes explains how we directly impacted the evolution of wolves to become modernized dogs, the very ones we love and house in our homes, through a process called artificial selection (the opposite of natural selection). It’s pretty fascinating!

In case you’re short on time, here’s a summary of what the show covers. It begins in the Stone Age, when humans were considered cavemen and the only dogs that existed were wolves. Survival was the aim over anything else at this point in time for all animals. Due to natural variations in wolves at the time, some were born with less stress hormone, cortisol, and as a result, were not frightened by humans like the rest of the pack.   READ MORE






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