Monthly Archives: July 2013

Review: The Genius of Dogs

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt To a reviewer (at least this reviewer) The Genius of Dogs is a genius of a book, and for … Continue reading

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Canine Quotes & Wise Woofs!

  “The best archaeological and genetic evidence suggests that dogs began evolving from wolves somewhere between twelve and forty thousand years ago. We take this relationship for granted, although on closer inspection, it is an astounding thing to have happened…” … Continue reading

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What Are You Feeding Your Dog~?

University of California Researchers Find Dog Food Recipes Unhealthy, from a report by Lonnie Wong, Reporter (fox40.com/2013/07/15/uc-davis-researchers-find-many-dog-food-recipes-unhealthy). The sketch is by Hans Messerschmidt* Davis, California (fox40.com). Researchers at the University of California, Davis have found that many homemade dog food … Continue reading

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Where did aboriginal North American dogs come from?

‘Indian Hunter’, 1864 statue by J.Q.A. Ward in New York’s Central Park. Image downloaded from http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6214/6333110210_b510b0fde0_b.jpg Once thought to be extinct, Native American dogs are now confirmed to be linked to dogs from ancient Asia. According to a recent study, “The … Continue reading

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The Value of Micro-Chipping Your Dog

A dog missing for three years was returned to his rightful home in Huntington Beach, Calif. Sunday [July 7, 2013], CBS Los Angeles reports. How Smoke ended up in Florida is anyone’s guess. Read the story (and see the reunion video) … Continue reading

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The Possibility Dogs

With her critically acclaimed first book, Scent of the Missing, Susannah Charleson was widely praised for her unique insight into the kinship between humans and dogs, as revealed through her work in canine search and rescue. Now, in The Possibility Dogs (Houghton … Continue reading

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Review of You’re My Dawg, Dog

You’re My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People By Donald Friedman. Illustrated by J.C. Suares (Welcome Books 2013; ISBN 1599621231) —Reviewed by Mary Fischer— I was thrilled to receive a copy of ‘You’re My Dawg, Dog’ because, … Continue reading

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