Category: Dog Talk

Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds Based On Their Fatalities

Almost all domesticated dogs are affectionate and friendly, however, these pets can sometimes be surprisingly dangerous. There are various dog breeds, including those that are widely known as the most dangerous canines, but you’ll also be surprised by the interesting results which were found while considering the dogs’ danger levels by bite fatalities. RESEARCHERS FROM…

10 Cats That Try to Pass As Dogs

Woof! I mean, meeowww. Some cats....are really dogs. If you have one like this, you know what I mean.  1. Like this kitty, patiently waiting for the mailman. View image on Twitter 2. Or this kitty who waits for its owner to come home and rub its belly. 3. This cat who loves the car (and pants like…

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Sandy the dingo wins world’s most interesting genome competition

This is Sandy Maliki, a pure desert dingo and winner of the World's Most Interesting Genome competition. The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded beat four other finalists for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides cutting-edge sequencing of the complete genome of a particularly fascinating plant or animal. Credit: Barry Eggleton/Pure Dingo A…

What Stray Dogs In Moscow Learned How To Do Has Researchers Completely Baffled

Dogs are some of the smartest and most loyal animals any pet lover can own, and you can bet that anyone who owns one will immediately stand by that statement! Dogs have distinctive personalities, just like humans, and they’re quite smart, too. One city that knows all about the intelligence of dogs is Moscow, Russia. Not only are dogs a popular…

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Ways to reduce stress in shelter dogs

Lisa Gunter plays with her 11-year-old rescued border collie Sonya outside the Psychology building on ASU's Tempe campus. Gunter, a doctoral candidate studying behavioral neuroscience at the Canine Science Collaboratory in the Department of Psychology, found that shelter dogs benefit from sleepover programs like the one offered at at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab,…

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The redomestication of wolves

On landscapes around the world, environmental change is bringing people and large carnivores together -- but the union is not without its problems. Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise as development continues unabated and apex predators begin to reoccupy their former ranges. Further complicating matters, many of these species are now reliant on anthropogenic, or…

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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves’ hunting prowess

  It may have replaced the dwindling eastern wolf atop many food chains, but the eastern coyote lacks the chops to become the big-game hunter of an ecosystem, new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist shows. Eastern wolves once roamed forests along the Atlantic coast, preying on moose, white-tailed deer and other hoofed…

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Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations

Dogs also share their food, albeit mainly with four-legged friends rather than strangers. A new study has now confirmed this prosocial behavior among canines. The more complex methodology of the study, however, showed that the experimental set-up has an impact on the dogs' behavior and that even the mere presence of another dog makes the…

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Can’t we all just get along – like India’s cats and dogs?

Three carnivores -- tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) -- seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict, new study in India shows. Yet in four relatively small reserves in India's wildlife-rich Western Ghats region, WCS researchers have found that they are co-existing, despite competing for…

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Brain scans of service-dog trainees help sort weaker recruits from the pack

Some of the dogs involved in the study of how brain scans may help find the best candidates for service dog training pose in front of an fMRI. Credit: Gregory Berns, Emory University Brain scans of canine candidates to assist people with disabilities can help predict which dogs will fail a rigorous service training program,…