We all want to know how long our dogs will live. Here is the first large-scale data collection showing the expected lifespan of almost all of the popular dog registered breeds. The data is given on a breed by breed basis.
People who own pets laugh more frequently than people who do not, but dog owners and those who own cats and dogs, laugh more than those who just own cats. And it is when our pet fails at something or does something unexpected that we are most likely to laugh.
Recent data suggests that noise sensitivity in dogs may be based upon genetic and physiological factors and may also predict separation anxiety, fearfulness in novel situations, and even some age-related changes in stress responses.
Dogs that have been trained to high levels of performance in any of a number of skills (e.g., agility, schutzhund, search and rescue, retrieving, musical freestyle, etc.) become better problem solvers on totally unrelated tasks.
Canine Corner contains varying postings which deal with the latest scientific findings about dog behavior and also with how humans relate to dogs. From time to time postings will deal with how different cultures, or historical periods dealt with dogs, and sometimes there will even be items that deal with lore of dogs in myth and legend. At other times, items in the news that relate to dogs will be discussed. In all the blog is meant to be both informative and entertaining.