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Tag: Canine

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The Most Misunderstood Member of Your Household

When Buster is snoozing, dreams of being Alpha Dog aren’t flitting around in his brain, according to animal behaviorist John Bradshaw. The top-dog myth is just one of the erroneous memes we have about our best friend, writes the respected U.K. scientist, who goes on to argue that dogs are on the brink of a crisis. Dog lovers, read on. (more)

Posted on Jul 17, 2011 READ MORE

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Study Says Fido’s Family Tree Has Arabian Roots

A research team out of UCLA thinks it may have traced the pedigree of domesticated dogs back to their earliest origins, and the paw prints apparently lead to the general vicinity of the Middle East, instead of the East Asian region they’d previously targeted.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010 READ MORE

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Abu Ghraib Dog Handler Gets Six Months

The 25-year-old soldier terrified Iraqi detainees with his canine—allegedly for amusement. He will be discharged for bad conduct and get a reduction in pay.

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE

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