Mark Derr on the Active Social Model of Dog Domestication

Mark Derr has been writing critiques of the Coppinger model of dog domestication for decades. His best known work on the subject matter is How the Dog Became the Dog, but his ideas can be read in a more succinct … 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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America’s New Top Model has pointy ears, a lovely snout, and cute bug eyes

Meet Goldie, the stylish Chihuahua who is the star of 8LBPOOCH, a fashion collage project created by designer Klee Van Schoonhoven. Since it debuted on Instagram 8LBPOOCH is winning fans, and not just fashionistas, all over the world. Has Goldie’s … Continue reading

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