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DNA study says dogs first appeared in Central Asia

...have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia.Man's best friend may have evolved somewhere near what is now Nepal and Mongolia, researchers say.Previous studies have suggested...
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Change to Westminster show celebrates the everydog

...development a good step, though it isn't ending their long-standing criticism that the show champions a myopic view of man's best friend.Westminster's focus is still on the nearly 190 breeds - three of them newly eligible - that get to compete toward...
Pepper: Example of man's best friend

...By Elton Engstrom There is no question that dog is man's best friend, as has been attested through the ages. The number...determined by man. Heck, she isn't just a dog. She is man's best friend. Elton Engstrom is a lifelong Alaskan, retired...
Photo: A boy and his dog salmon

Eli Rolfe, 12, reels in a dog salmon Tuesday as rain falls at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay. While it may not be man's best friend, the abundant dog salmon is certainly a good chum.
Man's best friend?

I'll admit it: I've been watching a lot of late-night basic cable. Shows about bizarre foods, ghost adventures, underwater UFOs (they're actually called USOs, the "s" for "submerged") and stuff getting destroyed in seconds. Who says you can't learn from the Learning Channel these days? Okay, okay. Sometimes, I'll rock a "Bridezillas," too.
Are you a dog owner in denial?

...owners, no doubt, are paying attention. Some outdoor lovers would like to see dogs banned from some trails because man's best friend is not a wild animal's best friend, and dogs scare off wildlife. Other people would simply like to see leash...
Time to consider how man's best friend affects wildlife

In 1980 my best friend was a dog. At the time I lived with him I would probably not have agreed with what I'm about to write. If you have a dog, I can only hope you'll read this more objectively than I could have 22 years ago.
Addressing trail safety

...trail when traveled drives creatures away from the path and perhaps should. Related Story: Time to consider how man's best friend affects wildlife Must the current politically correct attitude be: Only mostly male, pure, physically fit and...
Alaska Science Forum: Old dogs, Alaska and the New World

...first humans to the New World about 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. One of the study's coauthors suggests that man's best friend may have enabled the arduous journey from Asia into North America."Dogs may have been the reason people made it...
Man's best friend deserves some close attention

My friend's Australian shepherd was bred to herd. Stymied by the shortage of sheep in Southeast, she sometimes chased birds instead, charging seagulls at Sandy Beach and crows on the wharf. She never caught a bird and I appreciated her predatory enthusiasm - until she went too far.


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