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Wolf Dog Relationship Complex
2014-01-17 10:34:12

A new study has found that today’s dogs are more closely related to each other than they are to wolves – an indication that dogs were domesticated after they diverged from wolves.

DNA Analysis Indicates Domesticated Dogs Originated In Europe
2013-11-15 07:00:03

An extensive genetic analysis of ancient canines, modern dogs and wolves suggests that the domesticated animal now known as “man’s best friend” originated in Europe at least 18,000 years ago.

Cross-breeding Has Muddled Genetic Link Between Modern And Ancient Dogs
2012-05-22 09:22:43

The breeding of domestic dogs over thousands of years has made it extremely difficult to trace the genetic roots of man’s best friend, according to a new study led by researchers at Durham University in the U.K.


Latest Basenji Reference Libraries

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2008-05-20 22:23:50

The Carolina Dog is a wild swamp dog discovered in the late 1970s. The breed was discovered by a Senior Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia, Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Junior. When he was working at the Savannah River site, he came across a stray dog which he first thought was just a normal stray. After a trip to the pound, he realized that it was more than just a normal domestic stray. The Carolina Dog has a ginger-colored coat, similar to the Dingo and other wild dogs. Experts...

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2007-12-18 12:24:56

The Basenji is a hunting dog that originated in central Africa. It is considered a hound, more specifically in the sight hound family. Due to its unusually shaped larynx the Basenji does not bark as a normal dog would, it produces an unusual yodel-like sound. The breed can mimic sounds and is able to bark if raised around other barking dogs. Some say they have a cat-like temperament. They are prized for their intelligence, speed, courage, silence and hunting ability. The Basenji typically...

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Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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