Category Archives: Canine Science

Dogging Truth in Advertising re: Dog Poop Bags

On February 3 2015 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) distributed a news release stating that not all of those dog-poop bags that (we hope) you use live up to their claims of “biodegradable” or “compostable,” etc. “Consumers looking to buy … 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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A Wolf Called Romeo

A Wolf Called Romeo, by Nick Jans. Book Review, nonfiction. A Wolf Called Romeo is about the life and times of a black wolf who entered remarkably into the lives of the residents of Juneau, Alaska between 2003 and 2009. … Continue reading

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Your Dog Knows You By His Nose

Q. What scent will get your dog the most excited? A. Your scent. According to researchers at Emory University, Dogs’ noses are thousands of times more sensitive than ours.  Photo courtesy of dogbeds.co.uk. Gregory Berns, director of Emory’s Center for Neuropolicy, … Continue reading

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In the Temple of Wolves – A Review

Canine: an animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog; characteristic of or resembling dogs, wolves, or related animals. (American Heritage Dictionary) Canidae: a natural family of doglike mammals including wolves, domestic dogs, coyotes, jackals, foxes and hyenas. (Webster’s Revised Unabridged … 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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