A collection of more than 250 ways to say 'dog' in a large number of modern languages such as German and Spanish as well as many ancient, esoteric and rare languages ranging from Ancient Egyptian to American Sign Language.
New research shows that dogs, like human children, look at the behavior of their human caretakers in order to gather information to try to understand situations that are ambiguous or potentially problematic.
President Coolidge received a Shetland Sheepdog as a gift, and it was this dog which popularized these small collies in America. However his Sheltie would not be acceptable in the conformation ring of a dog show by today’s standards for the breed.
A new analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation statistics shows that the safety of your pets when traveling in the baggage compartment of passenger airplanes varies depending upon the airline used.
New data shows that dogs evolved mechanisms that allow them to shake nearly 70 percent of the water from their fur in about 4 seconds. It is a matter of survival, but it also depends on the size of the dog.
The Kennel Club of the UK feels that some dance moves are dangerous for dogs and should be banned. It also believes that costumes demean dogs and should be outlawed to protect dogs from feeling shame or embarrassment.
Dogs are only willing to believe what they learn from those that they consider to be their equals or superiors in rank, and are likely to dismiss communications and information from those they consider to be their inferiors.
In much the same way that data shows that spanking human children leads to aggression and acting out later on, research shows that punishing dogs to control their behavior leads to an increase in canine aggression.
Official records from Virginia’s Department of Agriculture show that PETA’s animal shelter in Norfolk kills 95% of animals entrusted to its care, and finds adoptive homes for less than 1%. Is this ethical?
A campaign suggesting that the use of kennel crates for dogs is "animal abuse" is not supported by scientific evidence. Rather it appears to be a deliberate publicity strategy used by organizations that are against keeping pets as companions.
New research involving a robotic dog interacting with real dogs confirms that dogs with short or docked tails are treated negatively by other dogs. This is because the absence of a visible tail limits a dog’s communication ability.
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.