A Bit of Speculative Domestication

I have not yet been asked to review the new film Alpha, which is a story about early dog domestication. I have not seen the film yet, but I do want to see it. I do think we need to … Continue reading

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Towards a New Model for Dog Domestication

Original crossbreeding between a German shepherd and Carpathian wolf to found the Czechoslovakian Vlcak. If you have been reading this blog for a long time, I used to post historical and indigenous accounts of wolves, coyotes, and dingoes being used … Continue reading

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The jackals and the cheetah and a glimpse of how dog domestication may have happened

We think of interactions between predators as always antagonistic.  Meat is hard to come by, and if one comes by meat on the hoof, it is unlikely that the owner-operator of said flesh will give it up willingly.   Meat is … Continue reading

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Clickbait Canids and the Permutations of Domestication

One of the most annoying things about “dog people” is the constant jockeying for the prize of the “most ancient breed of dog.”  If you watch Westminster on television, I would say a third of the breeds are described as … Continue reading

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