tidbits of the
My Dog Has a Crush on My Ram - a cute story
Researchers Identify Gene Affecting Dog Size
You don't find people the size of insects or giraffes; humans are all roughly the same size. The same is true of most species. There isn't a huge difference between the biggest and the smallest.
Dogs Can Classify Complex Photos In Categories Like Humans Do
ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2007) - Like us, our canine friends are able to form abstract concepts. For the first time that dogs can classify cmplex color photographs and place them into categories in the same way
|Are dogs wolves in disguise?
Domestication set dog genes free When humans domesticated the grey wolf they unwittingly freed its genome from the tyranny of natural selection - opening the way for the huge variety of dog breeds we see today
Study suggests that dogs aren't that wolf-ish after all.
Dogs 'evolved from handful of wolves'
Dogs domesticated in east Asia about 15,000 years ago, a new genetic analysis reveals.
Wolves and Dogs: Fact and Fiction Think you know where dogs came from? How much they have in common with their ancestors? Or what they're really trying to tell you when they bark? Take this quiz and find out.
What's in a Howl?
Even though wolves bark, woof, whine, whimper, yelp, growl, snarl and moan a lot more often than they howl, it is howling that defines the wolf, and fascinates us. So why do wolves howl?
Good videos on this site to show the howl
Dog muzzles point to speedy evolution --Simple genetic changes can produce clear new traits in dogs' head shapes, hinting at a route for rapid evolution
Animal welfare: See things from their perspective The human tendency to anthropomorphise means we miss out on animals' real feelings and needs, with the result that we often provide them with inappropriate housing and medical care.
that humans do. And the dogs successfully demonstrate their learning through the use of computer automated touch-screens, eliminating potential human influence.
10 Reasons Why It's Great To Have a Dog!
Test your dog's adaptive intelligence
These six tests will help you work out whether your canine should go to Harvard or just stay asleep on the couch. more>>
|Did you know?
These six tests will help you work out whether your canine should go to Harvard or just stay asleep on the couch. more>>
Dogs in other languages: French-English glossary of canine terms &
Commands in English, German, French, Czech, and Dutch
|Other tidbits in the
cloned pet revives ethical debate
NewScientist.com news service
The first cloned-to-order pet has been delivered by a US company,
reignitingdebate over the ethics of commercial cloning. The 9-week-old
kitten, named Little Nicky, was cloned for a woman in Texas, to
replace a 17-year-old pet cat called Nicky, which died in 2003.
She paid for $50,000 for her new pet.
A DOG'S nose can tell us a lot about evolution. Whether
a breed has the scrunched-up nose of a boxer or the long snout of
a greyhound depends on whether it inherits certain small stretches
of repeating DNA sequences.
Movie (1mb) of Why
your dog really goes outside.
If you have a slow connection, the download may take some time,
but hey, it's worth it!
The experiences of 3 Border collies told by Uncle Fester. A Blog
about how they train sheep dogs on the other side of the world.
Spite is a uniquely human emotion It used to be easy to separate man from beast. Then we realised animals, too, can experience sophisticated emotions and communicate through language . But there is one thing that is beyond even our closest relatives, chimpanzees. And that is the ability to be spiteful.
MyDogPlace.com - Home of All Things Dogs! (Canada) Information, tips and resources
on Dogs for on-line Dog
Lovers and their Dogs.
are My Feet? (Bonnie Goodfriend) "What to do about
a dog ... who has not a clue where his rear legs are in relation
to his front end"
Island As Geoff said: One of the stupidest things I've
ever heard of. ".Intent on freeing dogs from their 'slavery,' a
group is trying to convince dog owners to send their pets to this
doggie paradise [where] your dog will live out his days eating live
[Doglinks has been alerted by a keen researcher,
Katherine, that the whole Dog Island thing might well be an urban legend. As Katerine said: "The idea of Dog
Island kind of creeped me out, to tell the truth!"]
My Pet New Zealand's Premier Pet Rating Service. Upload
your pets and have them rated!
for word: In pursuit of the elusive dog -- How was the dog
The dictionaries are silent on its etymology.
|Do dogs dream?
If you look at your dog while it's sleeping,
sometimes you'll see its eyes move and twitch under its eyelids.
Humans do this too, and we definitely dream. So researchers
are almost positive that dogs have dreams too. But guess what?
No one knows what dogs dream about. Maybe the next time your
dog wakes up from a dream, you can ask it!
New Zealand Dog Food Ads Supposedly, these are ads for a
brand of dog food that were actually run in New Zealand. Enjoy.
Pact of Survival
How wolves became dog. An interesting article.
do dogs think? A non-verbal link to canine communication
Show Off Your Pet Videos Watch funny Pet videos. All clips uploaded daily by users. Watch all the funny dog, pet videos! Start your own video group so people with similar interest can join!
Dog Powered Scooter - dog mushing for everyone
Dog Genome Sequencing Project (Broad Institute)
Fossil of world's first dog -- over 31,000 yrs ago -- in Belgium
"Remains for the older prehistoric dog, which were excavated at Goyet Cave in Belgium, suggest to the researchers that the Aurignacian people of Europe from the Upper Paleolithic period first domesticated dogs." So, the first domestic dog was possibly un berger belge --
The Loneliness of Rose" by Jon Katz Terrific story about a terrific Border Collie
A Good Dog in Trouble
Excerpt from A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life by Jon Katz
"I Watch Here" signs -- alternative to "Beware of Dog"
The year's weirdest animals - you'll be glad to hear that it's not the dog.
Gibson- World's Tallest Dog
Talented Animals Dogs and other animals for movies and other show biz purposes
Fix My Street Report dog fouling, and get a map that points to it! (USA)
Flats-- Footrot Flats was a comic strip written by
New Zealand cartoonist
Murray Ball. It ran from 1975 until 1999 in newspapers around the
world, and resulted in a series of 27 books (collecting the newspaper
strips, with additional material), a stage musical, and an animated
film called Footrot Flats: the Dog's Tale.
was found in Wellington Water Front graffiti wall. If you can't
read it, it's says
Those dog haters... here's what
Harper Magazine said in 1843
How to take photographs of your dog
Working Dog Photography
-Terrific pictures, all of 'em
Your Pet Essentials:
You live in a small place, check out the Pet Loo.
PupLight LED light, attaches to your dog's collar. Runs on AAA batteries
Prescription Lenses for dogs that have bad vision or
The K&H Cool Bed absorbs heat from your pet and radiates
the heat back into the air.
All Natural Oven Ready Refrigerated
Cookie Dough for dogs.
Daily cleansing & deodorizing wipes for pet's
bottom with Eau de Toilette and extra cleansers for
stuck-on mess & odors
Big Dog® is the largest pet fountain available
to pet owners and features a patented free-falling stream of water.
To Clean Your Toilet - The Fun Way, according the The Dog.
both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the
water in the bowl.
2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the
3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both
lids. You may need to stand on the lid.
4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the
noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this
5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash"
6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there
are no people between the bathroom and the front door.
7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both
8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom,
and run outside where he will dry himself off.
9. Both the toilet and the cat will be sparkling clean.
Sincerely, The Dog.
PupStyle Fashionista Dog Culture and Celebr-i-dog gossip
Mutt Muffs offer hearing protection for your four-legged family members.
DOG HOUSE RULES
To All Humans Who Visit Our Home, Please Note the Following
1. The dogs live here, you don't
2. If you don't want hair on your clothes, simply stay
off the furniture
3. Yes, dogs have some disgusting ways. So do you and
so do I. What's your point?
4. OF COURSE they smell like dogs
5. It's their nature to sniff your crotch. Please feel
free to sniff back
6. Yes, I do like them better than I like most people
7. To you they are dogs. To me, they are children who
are hairy, walk on all fours, don't always speak my language and
tolerate eating on the floor. I have no problem with any of these
8. Dogs are better than kids; they eat less, don't
ask for money, are easier to train, come when called (most of the
drive your car, don't talk back, don't use drugs, smoke or drink,
don't care about the latest fashions or wear your clothes, and they
don't need money for college - just, in some cases, obedience school.
9. If their barking annoys you, go home. They are dogs
- dogs bark
10. Some dogs don't like to be touched by strangers.
If you try it and they growl, consider yourself fairly warned. If
you insist on trying it again and they bite, whose fault is that?
11. Finally, don't call them "dumb dogs".
They are far more intelligent, fair-minded, tolerant, loving, forgiving
and loyal than
most of the humans I have known.
Genetics of Color In Labradors
In this article I shall try to explain the inheritance of the black,
yellow and chocolate colors in Labradors. I will show how to use
information from pedigrees and previous breedings to predict pup
colors, and make clear why a chocolate x yellow breeding is expected
to produce black pups, but black from a yellow x yellow breeding
indicates a misbreeding
Dog Names So many dog names to shake a stick at!
|Google Sniff & Fetch
Oh my god... check this site out.. a dog
Tunes: 'Tails of the City'
They're part of our daily lives, sitting there looking at us, asking
to go outside. A new collection of songs tries to sniff out the
less obvious things on dogs' minds.
Find Dog music on petcds.com
Television Don't step in poop watch Doggy Television.
Comparison Chart for Dogs and Cats Based on tooth and
bone growth, sexual maturity, and other factors
Devoted to Dogs Review of The Behavioural Biology of Dogs
Guide to Dogs (portal)
Potpourri of Pooches Why does the dog come in so many
shapes and sizes, compared with other species?
Software: Computer program to calculate the probability
of getting affected or carrier dogs based on known affected, carrier
and clear dogs in the pedigree
According to *Dogs
in Canada* magazine (Jan '03), a Border Collie in England --
name of Bramble -- turned 28 last Feb.(2003) Britain's oldest dog
to date was a Papillon who died in 2000 at age 29; oldest dog on
record (according to *Guinness*) was an ACD who died at 29 years,
German dogs could get number plates
BBC NEWS -- Dogs in Germany which foul the pavement could be made
to wear number plates.
Magazines about Pets
Canine Review Canadian equivalent to Dogs in Review
The dog magazine that's free to a good home!
Fetch Mag- NZ's Magazine for active dogs and their owners
Dogs Life is Australia's leading dog publication... packed with
information on canine nutrition, training tips, healthcare, behaviour
and games for you and your dog.
and Dog," by Siegfried Sassoon, best known for his
writings about his experiences in WW1.
Who's this -- alone with stone
It's only my old dog and I --
It's only him; it's only me;
Alone with stone and grass and tree.
What share we most -- we two together?
Smells, and awareness of the weather.
What is it makes us more than dust?
My trust in him; in me his trust.
Here's anyhow one decent thing
That life to man and dog can bring;
One decent thing, remultiplied
Till earth's last dog and man have died.
pet spaces let dogs, plants coexist
You can have a beautiful garden with dogs, even
puppies. The key is to make a few changes that will ensure a fun
life for your pups while protecting your special gardens at the
Fencing! What are the different types?
arf, larf, larf !!
Need a good laugh?
LIFE with animated dogs Scenes were compiled by stacking
many drawings on top of each other and scanning them into a computer.
See what it does!
What's so special about the Basenji? Why does a dog have a moist
nose? Did you know that three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic?
Which ones? Interesting facts...
with Your Dog
to Dog Packing
|Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers
Check out the K9Riders. Dogs love the wind. If I had my motorbike, I'd surely haul him around like this :)
A dog is a wonderful mathematical calculating device. When you throw a dog a Frisbee, it quickly does the math to calculate the trajectory, velocity, wind drift, etc. The result?
The dog catches the Frisbee in it's teeth!
Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like
to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
(That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my cat/dog a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter
who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
Cats/Dogs are better than kids ...they eat less, don't ask for money
all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never
drive your car, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions,
don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for
5. AND ............if they get pregnant, you can sell the children
Earth Dog Tags Don't leave the planet without 'em
What colours do dogs see?
The studies in the 1980s revealed dogs
could distinguish between a red ball and a blue ball, white light
and colored lights, and closely related hues of violet and blue.
They cannot make a distinction between
colors from greenish yellow through orange and red. University of
California at Santa Barbara