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To: Prolixus
Interesting article. I've read some theories that domestic dogs have, in effect, arrested development, and exhibit adolescent behavior through their adult life. Wolf cubs will play and romp, but they soon get over it as they go about the business of being grown-up preditors. Domestic dogs, however, will "play" into their old age, no doubt because such behavior is reinforced by humans who find it appealing, and because dogs exhibiting such behavior are more likely to be bred.


11 posted on 01/29/2003 9:51:41 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina (optional tag line, printed after my name)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I love the weimar pic!

We have a seven-week old weimar pup right now. . who definitely likes to play. And a nine-year old maltese who is no better behaved than the weim.
17 posted on 01/29/2003 10:16:30 AM PST by twinzmommy (dogs not cats)
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