Socializing = Bigger Brains For Dogs

The existing coverage of this study from Oxford is one reason I write this blog.  Most media outlets are stating this study proves dogs are smarter than cats (dumb) and they’re including polls for you to vote on whether you agree (dumber). Update: Yea!  Sophia Yin over at Huffington Post writes a smart article on… 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