PBS's Still Life with Animated Dogs
In the PBS program "Still Life with Animated Dogs," artist Paul Fierlinger pays tribute to the dogs he has owned and what he has learned from them. This companion Web site contains facts about dog behavior and the history of domestic dogs, viewer testimonials about their favorite dogs, and postcards of dogs featuring Fierlinger's illustrations.
WOOF! Tips from Matty
A dog behavior expert and authority on aggressive dogs since 1968, Matthew Margolis is the host of the PBS television series, "WOOF! It's a Dog's Life." This site offers tips on how to train your dog correctly and end bad behaviors like digging, running away, and barking excessively.
The American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is dedicated to the maintenance and showing of purebred dog breeds. Its Web site contains information about each of the 150 recognized AKC breeds as well as on choosing, raising, showing, and breeding dogs. Here, too, you'll find links to national breed clubs and breed rescue groups.
Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero & Friend
Produced by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, this site showcases an in-depth online exhibit that explores how humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and what makes the human/dog relationship so unique. It also offers sections on evolution and diversity, canine communication, and taking good care of your dog.
The Dog Genome Project
The Dog Genome Project, a collaborative effort involving scientists from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Oregon, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, gears its Web site to both scientists and dog-lovers. You'll find a canine genetics primer for lay people, links, references, and more.
The Truth About Dogs
In this article for The Atlantic Monthly, later expanded into a book (see below) that we have excerpted on this site (see The Truth About Dogs), science writer and dog lover Stephen Budiansky discusses the evolution, genetics, and future of man's best friend.
The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris
by Stephen Budiansky (New York: Viking, 2000)
Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior & Evolution
by Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger (New York: Scribner, 2001)
The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events
by Stanley Coren (New York: Free Press, 2003)
The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions With People
edited by James Serpell (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
NOVA exposes the secret life of the pack: where its members live, how they hunt, what their calls mean.
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