I get why some people want a pure breed dog, but I think mixed breed dogs are so very much more interesting. Check out this great campaign the shelter, Territorio de Zaguates, in Costa Rica started to get people to appreciate the incredible uniqueness of mixed breed dogs. So cool!
(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
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
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