Dogs just want to have fun

May 3, 2012 by  
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Jennifer Viegas said in her article (in Discovery News, 15.5.08): “Pampered pooches are so driven to play and please that these urges can overtake other instincts, such as being wary of strangers, a new study shows. Socialised dogs don’t even seem to care who they play with, the study says, as long as the person […]


April 23, 2012 by  
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Research has been carried out to identify the association between dog owners and the type of dog they choose. Personally I think these types of research studies are not all that reliable as there are too many variables. For example, I’ve owned the following breeds of dogs: Rottweiler, Miniature Fox terrier, Bull Mastiff, Blue heeler, […]

Single gene causes stubby legs in dogs

February 24, 2012 by  
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The following article was published in AFP/Reuters (17.7.09): “The stubby legs appear to be the result of a wolf gene that got spliced back into the dog genome, say researchers. The stubby, curved legs of dog breeds such as dachshunds, corgis and basset hounds stem from the mutation of a single gene early in the […]

Dogs Really Do Look Like Their Owners

February 14, 2012 by  
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The following article was written by Anna Salleh (2.4.04) ABC: “It’s official. Dogs look like their owners, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego showed that people choose purebred dogs that resemble them. But they weren’t so fussy when it came to choosing a mongrel. Psychologists Michael Roy and Professor […]


January 22, 2012 by  
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I’m currently doing some research on canine genetics and epigenetics (which relates to the alterations in genes due to environmental or lifestyle factors such as diet, toxicity, etc), when I came across the article below on canine genetics and thought I would share it here.  It was written by Elizabeth Norton and published in Science […]


January 18, 2012 by  
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Over the years that I’ve been helping pet owners improve their dogs health, I have found there can be many factors that determine how long a dog lives and what quality of life they have. In my experience, dogs that have been fed a healthy natural diet; have been kept within a normal weight; get taken […]

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