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To: djone
“Derr” . . . what an apt name for someone who agonizes about a non-problem from a flawed perspective (I know I shouldn’t mock the man’s last name, but it’s kinda like being named “Boycott” or “Quisling”).

Back during the 70s and 80s, taxonomists still classified domestic dog and wolf under two different species names (Canis familiaris and Canis lupus respectively). Wolves cannot be domesticated; their behavior shares the same streak of independence as wild cats. Dogs have been man’s companion since the creation of both.
8 posted on 08/05/2012 10:59:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Amen, Olog-hai. They’re different creatures—from the start. God gave them different purposes.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Olog-hai
I agree that it's a lot of semi-nonsense. A human probably found a wolf-pup, or litter of pups, and fed it, thereby forming a positive bond ('imprinting'). The pup had no idea that it was supposed to be scared of this creature that was feeding it.

A feral cat will often form a bond with a person that feeds it.

Some of the wolf pups may revert as they mature to 'the call of the wild', as described in Jack London's novel of the same name, but some may prefer to stay with the human.

21 posted on 08/05/2012 1:21:02 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Olog-hai

The thing is they aren’t that different. Recent studies with breeding are showing that wolves can become dogs in just a few generations, breed the mellow ones together and walla. Saw an interesting show about it in the 90s where they were trying to get them to have the dog attitude but keep the wolf look, they found it impossible, every time the breeding resulted in dog behavior they got the dog look.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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