Category Archives: Canine History

More on the Mongolian Bhankar Dog & Dog Origins in General

The Mongolian Bankhar Project, from the Institute of Canine Biology Mongolian Bankhar Project Coordinator: Bruce Elfstrom MS (Nomadic Guardian’s Foundation), Douglas Lally (Scientific Field Coordinator), Scientific Team: Carol Beuchat PhD (Institute of Canine Biology, and UC Berkeley), Sundev Gombobaatar PhD (Univ of Mongolia), … Continue reading

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DNA Shows Dogs May have Evolved near Nepal and Mongolia Published: October 20, 2015 11:28 pm On: Science & Technology http://thehimalayantimes.com/science-technology/dna-shows-dogs-may-have-evolved-near-nepal-and-mongolia/ ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK: Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and … Continue reading

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Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country

Here is a journalist-cum-geographer’s well documented account of the often contentious issue of wolves in Oregon – their reintroduction, recovery and management. “They are not the boogeyman, or storybook monsters aiming to prey upon the young or old,” the author … Continue reading

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Sergeant Stubby

Book Review – Nonfiction, Canine Biography Sergeant Stubby is a biography of a dog, a stray Bull Terrier who joined the American forces in France in World War-I, and (as the sub-title puts it) “stole the heart of a nation.” … Continue reading

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‘Our Debt to the Dog’ by Bryan Cummins Wins Top Award~!

Our Debt to the Dog: How the Domestic Dog Helped Shape Human Societies, by Bryan Cummins (Carolina Academic Press, 2013; ISBN : 978-1-59460-720-2). Reviewed for LiteraryDogs.com by Don Messerschmidt on September 22 2013 Back on September 22, 2013, we wrote … Continue reading

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Mummified and Other Dog Burials Worldwide

For a fascinating look at mummified dogs in Peru, and a map of dog burial sites worldwide, see the article ‘Peruvian Mummy Dog‘ posted earlier this month by Doctor Barkman at http://doctorbarkman.blogspot.com/2014/02/peruvian-mummy-dogs.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DoctorBarkmanSpeaks+%28Doctor+Barkman+Speaks%29. Intriguing! (Photo, above, dug up from Doctor Barkman’s … Continue reading

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Where Did Dogs Come From? …more findings

To the question ‘Where Did Dogs Come From?’, new research suggests that dogs are derived from a wolf lineage (or lineages), now extinct, from which both dogs and modern wolves diverged. The research, published earlier this month, finds that the … Continue reading

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