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  • Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D.
    Slobodchikoff is President and CEO of Animal Communications, Ltd., specializing in pet behavior problems and in educating people about the behavior of animals.
  • Karen London, Ph.D.
    London is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Pet Dog Trainer who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavioral problems in the domestic dog.

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April 12, 2010

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AngeMachbrid

There are lots of different dogs breed that can be found in the pet shop, where you can choose the pet that you like the most, simple, adorable, lovely and sweet.

Cat Health Problems

I always thought that dog is different from wolves. This very nice it happened to be that I owned a puppy that is closely genetically related to the wolf.

medical dog

Nice site, thought that wolves are different breed. This is a nice news. Knowing that Akita, Chow Chow, Dingo, Shar-Pei, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Afghan Hound, Saluki, American Eskimo, and Samoyed are realted to wolf.

pet euthanasia

I was so surprised from the general fact that my pet which is the Siberian Husky is genetically relate to the wolves family.

Thanks for sharing this informative article. I'm proud to have a pet related to wolf.

Pomeranian Lover

How interesting - I was not surprised to find that chihuahua and Pomeranian 's were closely related, in fact many people mistake long haired Chihuahua's for Poms!

dog lover

This is a very informative and interesting article. It enables us to see the genetic relatedness of dogs to one another and to wolves. I've read from http://www.trainpetdog that there are 400 breeds of Canis Familiaris of every imaginable shape, size, color and temperament established since 1850. The evolution of dog breeds started with the domestication of wolves and went through the process of systematic selection, sports and cross breeding.

Randall Johnson

Piece by piece, the complex scenario that attempts to describe the domestication of Canis familiaris becomes a bit clearer. This line of research is made all the more interesting by the fact that our two species probably co-evolved together. At a personal level, it was interesting to learn that my miniature pinscher is closely related genetically to the European wolf.

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