Dogs That Changed the World

Additional Web Resources


International Wolf Project
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.

Dogs and their Relatives
Explore the family Canidae (coyotes, dogs, foxes, jackals, and wolves) on the Animal Diversity Web.

Molecular Evolution of the Dog Family
Dog evolution research by biologist Robert Wayne.

Evolution of the Dog
Information from the PBS “Evolution” series

Canid Specialist Group
Learn about all of the world’s species of wild dogs.

Dog Breeds from A to Z
From the dog breed info center.

American Kennel Club
Learn about the AKC’s registered breeds and breeders.

Canine Health Foundation
More about dog genetic diseases from AKC Foundation that supports canine health research.

Origin and history of the domestic dog
Web site of Dr Peter Savolainen’s research group dedicated to finding out the origin of the domestic dog using mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA.)

The Dog Genome Project
Discover the Dog Genome Project at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

All About Dogs
Richly informative Web exhibit from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Native Dog Types in North America before Arrival of European Dogs;=11071&Category;=1567&O;=Generic
A broad review of the history of dogs in North America

The Xolo from the countryside of Mexico
Learn more about the Xolo, a hairless dog, who some believe possess medical and esoteric powers.

DOGS AGAINST CANCER: cancer’s signature scent
Article reviewing research on how dogs have been trained to detect bladder cancer.

International assocation of assistance dog partners
Learn about guide, hearing, and service dogs.

Dog Behavior
Common dog behavior problems and solutions.

Heaven Scent Paws
Group that specializes in Diabetic Alert and Seizure Alert/Response Service Dogs.


Extraordinary Dogs
NATURE takes a close look at a familiar friend with an amazing capacity for love and learning.

Dogs: The Early Years
Dogs: The Early Years¬†presents an incisive look at the breeding, behavior, and training of humankind’s best friend, including useful pointers on how to avoid mistakes when selecting a puppy.