Dogs That Changed the World
Additional Web Resources

WEB SITES

International Wolf Project
http://www.wolf.org
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
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Canidae.html
Explore the family Canidae (coyotes, dogs, foxes, jackals, and wolves) on the Animal Diversity Web.

Molecular Evolution of the Dog Family
http://www.idir.net/~wolf2dog/wayne2.htm
Dog evolution research by biologist Robert Wayne.

Evolution of the Dog
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/01/5/l_015_02.html
Information from the PBS “Evolution” series

Canid Specialist Group
http://www.canids.org
Learn about all of the world’s species of wild dogs.

Dog Breeds from A to Z
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/a-z.htm
From the dog breed info center.

American Kennel Club
http://www.akc.org
Learn about the AKC’s registered breeds and breeders.

Canine Health Foundation
http://www.akcchf.org
More about dog genetic diseases from AKC Foundation that supports canine health research.

Origin and history of the domestic dog
http://www.biotech.kth.se/genetech/groups/savolainen_group.html
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
http://research.nhgri.nih.gov/dog_genome/
Discover the Dog Genome Project at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

All About Dogs
http://www.nhm.org/exhibitions/dogs/index.html
Richly informative Web exhibit from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Native Dog Types in North America before Arrival of European Dogs
http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2005&PID;=11071&Category;=1567&O;=Generic
A broad review of the history of dogs in North America

The Xolo from the countryside of Mexico
http://groups.msn.com/Xoloitzcuintle-Mexico/thexolosfromthecountrysideofmexico.msnw
Learn more about the Xolo, a hairless dog, who some believe possess medical and esoteric powers.

DOGS AGAINST CANCER: cancer’s signature scent
http://www.housepetmagazine.com/two/dogs_against_cancer.htm
Article reviewing research on how dogs have been trained to detect bladder cancer.

International assocation of assistance dog partners
http://www.iaadp.org
Learn about guide, hearing, and service dogs.

Dog Behavior
http://canines.com/library/solutions
Common dog behavior problems and solutions.

Heaven Scent Paws
http://www.heavenscentpaws.com
Group that specializes in Diabetic Alert and Seizure Alert/Response Service Dogs.

RELATED EPISODES

Extraordinary Dogs
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/dogs/
NATURE takes a close look at a familiar friend with an amazing capacity for love and learning.

Dogs: The Early Years
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/puppies/
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.

  • Lucy Ridgeway

    I am interested in finding out more about one of the dogs shown in the series (it was the brown one with a group sitting in a straight line across the screen). Who should I contact to find out more? Thanks.

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