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Australian native dog came from China?


September 9th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) The dingo, Australia's native dog, may not be Australian at all. Fragments of DNA from such dogs suggest they may have come a long way from ... Read more...

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Can dogs read our minds?


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) How do dogs learn to beg for food or behave badly, particularly when they are not paid any attention? It's a combination of specific cues, context ... Read more...

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Derogatory to call animals ‘pets’, say academics


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Don't call animals 'pets' as it is a derogatory term, say academics who suggest that owners should be called "human carers".Domestic dogs and cats should be ... Read more...

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Not bad diet or lack of exercise - viruses could be to blame for weight gain


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Think it's bad diet and lack of exercise that's making you gain those extra kilos? You might be wrong, as a new study has suggested that the real ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs can recognize their owners’ faces: Study


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that dogs rely on seeing their owners' faces in order to recognise them.The researchers also measured how much dogs prefer to gaze ... Read more...

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Breeding changes dog’s brain


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Selective breeding of domestic dogs is not only changing the way animals look but is also driving major changes in the canine brain, experts have found. The brains of ... Read more...

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Dogs became man’s best friends 14,000 years ago


July 24th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): The friendship between humans and dogs might date as far back as 14,000 years, as scientists have discovered a jaw fragment in a Swiss cave, which is believed ... Read more...

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Small dogs originated in the Middle East: Study


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago, a genetic study has found. Researchers traced the evolutionary history of the IGF1 gene, finding ... Read more...

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Small dogs may have originated in the Middle East 12,000 yrs ago


February 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago.Researchers, writing in the open access journal BMC Biology, ... Read more...

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Domestic dogs prove Darwin’s ’survival of the fittest’ theory right - but with a twist


January 21st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research suggests that domestic dogs have an "incredible amount of diversity" which proves Charles Darwin's theory of the 'survival of the fittest' in a twisted ... Read more...

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Why some dogs are more prone to nuisance barking


October 17th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): A new survey, conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland's Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, has found why city-living domestic dogs may be prone to nuisance ... Read more...

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Dogs may have not become “man’s best friend” in East Asia


August 4th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): In a new DNA study, scientists have found that domestic dogs originated from Eurasian gray wolves sometime between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago, which raises doubt on ... Read more...

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Why do dogs ‘love’ barking


July 18th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Why do dogs bark so much? Well, the answer to the question dates back to 10,000 years ago, when they used to hang around human food refuse ... Read more...

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Why dachshunds, corgis have stubby legs


July 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): The short curved legs, characteristic of today's dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and at least 16 other breeds of dogs, is due to a single evolutionary event in the ... Read more...

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Evolutionary mis-step created short-legged dogs


July 17th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an evolutionary discovery that seems to explain the short, curved legs so characteristic of dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and other dog breeds. The discovery provides ... Read more...

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Why do dogs bark so much?


July 16th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Birds, deer, monkeys and other wild animals all bark -- but why are dogs more vocal than others? The reason is related to dogs' 10,000-year history ... Read more...

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It’s possible to treat rabies caused by dog bites: Scientists


March 13th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) A bite from a rabid dog claims someone's life in the developing world every 10 minutes. But elimination of this horrific disease appears to be in sight, according ... Read more...

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How come black wolf in dog’s clothing?


February 7th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Black wolves owe their coat to the cousins of the domestic dog, which bred with them thousands of years ago, transferring a gene responsible for the colour. ... Read more...

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Human yawns are contagious to dogs!


September 18th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Its not just humans who find yawning contagious, for mans best friend, dogs too can show empathy by catching yawns off their owners.According to the studys researchers, ... Read more...

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