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doggie world

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
doggie world

A young girl appearing to bury a dog in the sand. (he is either a very good natured dog or it is a trick photograph with the dog behind the sand mound)

Other amazing pictures in the archives

Modern Dog Art by Nathan Janes

Canine Constellations: Night Sky Goes to the Dogs

New story about a BSD in the UK who seems to be the first dog fitted
with a prosthetic paw"Dog breaks new ground with his metallic paw"

What is the Canine Good Citizen Test?

Modern Dog Art by Nathan Janes

Tales of Travel with a Hearing Dog: Seattle's Pike Place Market

Dog Writers Assn of America

First cloned pet revives ethical debate 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!

Uncle Fester's Weblog
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. Pictures included!


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.

picture - Home of All Things Dogs! (Canada) Information, tips and resources on Dogs for on-line Dog
Lovers and their Dogs.

Where 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"

photo: Natalie Perzylo

Dog 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 rabbits."

[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!"]

Rate My Pet New Zealand's Premier Pet Rating Service. Upload your pets and have them rated!

Word for word: In pursuit of the elusive dog -- How was the dog named?
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!

Weird New Zealand Dog Food Ads Supposedly, these are ads for a brand of dog food that were actually run in New Zealand. Enjoy.

The Pact of Survival
How wolves became dog. An interesting article.

HOW do dogs think? A non-verbal link to canine communication

Interesting world
of dogs

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)

How old is your dog?

Another online calculator 10½ dog yrs per human yr for the first 2 yrs, then 4 dog yrs per human yr thereafter. So Fido is 45

Table of dog years Fido is about 48 to 50 yrs old

Another table  Fido is 52

Another online calculator and table Fido is 55

Footrot 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 feature
film called Footrot Flats: the Dog's Tale.

Bar Code

This 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

Harper Magazine
Dog Photography

How to take photographs of your dog

Working Dog Photography
-Terrific pictures, all of 'em


Amazing Dog Products!!

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

Doggles' Prescription Lenses for dogs that have bad vision or cataracts.

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

The Big Dog® is the largest pet fountain available to pet owners and features a patented free-falling stream of water.

How To Clean Your Toilet - The Fun Way, according the The Dog.

1.Put 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 bathroom.

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" and rinse".

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 lids.

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.

Some others

PupStyle Fashionista Dog Culture and Celebr-i-dog gossip

Mutt Muffs offer hearing protection for your four-legged family members.



To All Humans Who Visit Our Home, Please Note the Following Commandments

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 things

8. Dogs are better than kids; they eat less, don't ask for money, are easier to train, come when called (most of the time), never
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.

The 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

Dog Stories

The history of animals in New Zealand

Clever Canines: Did Domestication Make Dogs Smarter?
Mr. Csányi's team has been studying canine cognition for the past decade and, in the process, has built a body of experimental evidence that suggests dogs have far greater mental capabilities
than scientists have previously given them credit for.

The Labrador Alphabet for sale.

Click on picture for details

So... do you love your dog? Get a dog certificate!

Oh my god... check this site out.. a dog stroller!


Woofing links

Dogs and DNA

Why does my dog look like that?
Brief explanation of canine genetics

Dog Genome Sequencing Project (Broad Institute)

Plans to decode dogs
BBC NEWS -- The dog could be the next animal to have its genome deciphered.

The National Geographic Scientist Start to Deciphering Dog Genome


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

Doggy Television Don't step in poop watch Doggy Television.

Age 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

Canada's Guide to Dogs (portal)

A Potpourri of Pooches Why does the dog come in so many shapes and sizes, compared with other species?

PedRisk 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, 5 months.

Pooing 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

K9 Perspective Magazine
The dog magazine that's free to a good home!

Fetch Mag- NZ's Magazine for active dogs and their owners

Pet New Zealand
Published: Quarterly

Dogs Life
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.


"Man and Dog," by Siegfried Sassoon, best known for his
writings about his experiences in WW1.

Who's this -- alone with stone and sky?
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.

Fencing Issues

Dedicated 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 same time.

Fencing! What are the different types?

The Extras

arf, larf, larf !!
Need a good laugh?

STILL 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!

Fido Facts
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...


Hiking with your dog

Backpacking with Your Dog

Guide 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 college.

5. AND ............if they get pregnant, you can sell the children

Location 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


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