Category Archives: Canine Science

Hypoxia Adaptation to High Altitude in Tibetan Mastiff Dogs

Just as studies have revealed that Tibetans (humans) living at high altitude have undergone genetic hypoxia adaptation (to levels of oxygen lower than at lesser altitudes) recent study of Tibetan dog adaptation to high altitude indicate similar findings. You can … 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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‘DOG SENSE’ MAKES SENSE, a review

We here at LiteraryDogs.com take pride in presenting to you, the reader, reviews of good and important books. Lately we’ve reviewed some stellar titles (e.g., ‘Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology’ from Dogwise Publishing; ‘Our Debt to the Dog’ by Bryan Cummins; … Continue reading

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Review of ‘ENCYCLOPEDIA OF K-9 TERMINOLOGY’

On Interpreting the Language of Dog Fanciers and Breed Standards For serious dog aficionados, this is a seriously important book.The ‘Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology’ has special relevance to breeders, dog show judges, participants and viewers, veterinarians, and other dog fanciers … Continue reading

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Just Who is the Human in the Picture? -arf, arf

You can sing the title of this posting to the tune ‘How much is that doggy in the window (arf, arf)/the one with the waggley tail…’, which in turn is loosely based on ‘Carnival of Venice’, a folk tune. The … Continue reading

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More Studies of Dog Domestication

The online journal, ScienceDaily (sciencedaily.com) regularly publishes research findings from universities, journals and various scientific organizations. ScienceDaily along with a similar service, ScienceNews (sciencenews.org), cover all aspects of science, including cynology – the study of dogs. In a recent article, the … Continue reading

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