Pre-Columbian Dogs In North & South America

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(image via Saving Carolina Dogs Rescue & Adoption Network) Folklore says that Carolina Dogs predate Columbus, and a recent study shows these stories may actually be true.  Carolina Dogs, Chihuahuas, Peruvian Hairless Dogs, & Mexican Hairless Dogs are missing certain gentic markers that link them to European dogs,  Instead, these breeds share markers with East Asian dogs indicating… Continue Reading

Participate In Megaesophagus Research Project

Hey!  You can help further the research into finding the genetic marker for megaesophagus.  If your dog was diagnosed with megaesopgagus before 1 year of age, you can help by sending in a sample of his DNA.  You’ll need to request a kit busing the contact information in the link. You don’t need to be in… Continue Reading

Dogs From Middle East Not East Asia

Evolutionary Tree of Dog Breeds & Grey Wolves (click to enlarge) A comprehensive new study shows that dogs are more closely related to wolves in the Middle East and therefore originated there.  (It was previously believed dogs were more closely related to wolves in East Asia and originated there.)  These new findings better match archaeological… Continue Reading