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The Forever Dog -- Dog breeds were created by human beings. The village dog created itself
National Geographic ^ | February 2012 | Evan Ratliff

Posted on 01/30/2012 7:20:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv

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The Forever Dog -- Dog breeds were created by human beings. The village dog created itself

1 posted on 01/30/2012 7:20:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: blam
[Photograph by Robert Clark] How to Build a Dog -- Scientists have found the secret recipe behind the spectacular variety of dog shapes and sizes, and it could help unravel the complexity of human genetic disease by Evan Ratliff

How to Build a Dog -- Scientists have found the secret recipe behind the spectacular variety of dog shapes and sizes, and it could help unravel the complexity of human genetic disease

2 posted on 01/30/2012 7:25:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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3 posted on 01/30/2012 7:26:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv
God created the Jack Russell then broke the mold.

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4 posted on 01/30/2012 7:27:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv
Neat ~ South America was very hard hit by hanta virus all through the 1500s. The "village dogs" must have been devastated by the loss of the "village".

People living amidst social destruction probably turned to eating off the dogs first.

5 posted on 01/30/2012 7:27:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv

Once they bred the corgi they stopped...having reached perfection.


6 posted on 01/30/2012 7:29:11 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: cripplecreek
God created the Jack Russell then broke the mold.

Or, the Jack Russell broke the mold by jumping on it!

7 posted on 01/30/2012 7:29:49 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: cripplecreek
God created the Jack Russell then broke the mold.

Or, the Jack Russell broke the mold by jumping on it!

8 posted on 01/30/2012 7:29:57 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Fascinating.

Ping


9 posted on 01/30/2012 7:33:42 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: 6SJ7
Banzai!!!

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10 posted on 01/30/2012 7:37:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv

These last few centuries/thousand years, man has produced through artificial selection breeds ranging from the Great Dane to the Chihuahua. The world is approximately 4.6 billion years old.
In other news, Bulldogs rule. Over to you Chet ...


11 posted on 01/30/2012 7:37:48 PM PST by tumblindice ("ghetto masses" Cloward-Piven)
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To: SunkenCiv
Stalking the Ancient Dog

"Dog genes are telling a radically different story from dog bones. An analysis in the June 13 Science concludes that dogs were domesticated much earlier than archaeologists maintain. Instead of a 10,000- to 20,000-year time frame, Robert K. Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles and his colleagues now have evidence that dogs could have been domesticated 100,000 years ago -- if not earlier."

12 posted on 01/30/2012 7:40:28 PM PST by blam
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Canine trouble you to read this? ;')

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


13 posted on 01/30/2012 7:41:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

14 posted on 01/30/2012 7:41:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SunkenCiv
The Dixie Dingo
15 posted on 01/30/2012 7:42:09 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

We have an Australian Cattle dog. I would probably have looked for a Carolina dog had I known about them 12 years ago but our ACD is amazingly smart. One of the foundation breeds is dingo and another one is dalmation. They also have a now extinct scottish herding dog similar to a border collie. He is also part border collie. Once we convinced him that babies grow up to throw frisbies he quit wanting to eat them and became very gentle. He’s not one of those dogs however that I would ever let a baby pull up on. A bit jumpy but if he’s feeling anxious, he either goes into the laundry room or brings a toy to the alpha person in the room.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 8:02:30 PM PST by Mercat
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To: SunkenCiv

Village Dogs

17 posted on 01/30/2012 8:10:25 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: blam

Dixie Dingo (Carolina Dog)

18 posted on 01/30/2012 8:14:36 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv

One of the cable TV networks did a little story on what would survive something worse than a nuclear holocaust (i.e., an EMP), and they concluded that that sheep dogs would do fine. They would pass along their herding and protection duties to the next generation, and next, and next beyond that...while the rest of the world would collapse around them.


19 posted on 01/30/2012 8:14:47 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Newt will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I do not know why they need all these other breeds. Golden Retrievers rule!


20 posted on 01/30/2012 8:18:08 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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