The “Purebred Dog” Fallacy

. Yes, I am saying that there is a tremendous fallacy connected to purebred dogs. That is the fallacy of no new blood. No new dna for 50 or more generations  would not be a problem if there were enough founding fathers to keep all the  gene pool options in play and if all the

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Canine Diversity Project

August 2011. A cat walks by off camera. I was checking out the responders to one of the posts on Borderwars, Bonnie Dalzell,  and I found this wiki project for dogs. http://dogdimension.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=shared:purebreddogs21stc It made me so happy, I could cry. I had independently reached so many of the same conclusions just through my layman’s reading

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The Pleistocenic Imagination is Alive and Well….

“How the Dog Became the Dog”  Mark Derr Mark Derr a wonderful doggie writer in my favorite area, the ancient history of dogs, has published a new book, “How the Dog Became the Dog“. This is better than the year “Women Who Run With the Wolves” came out. Or even “The Wolf” by David Mech,

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What is a landrace dog? The AKC, Basenjis, and me.

http://mathildasanthropologyblog.wordpress.com/category/archaeology/page/2/ I used to be in awe of the AKC and learned its system thoroughly. I loved gathering on a weekend afternoon and showing my dog, traveling around the east coast to go to shows near my home in D.C. I remember the maps for country roads in PA, MA, MD,  (probably now replaced by

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