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Researchers Confirm: Dogs and their People Look Alike

January 24th, 2008

It has long been common wisdom that dogs and their owners tend to look alike, and as some of these pictures show, the likeness can be striking. University of California San Diego psychologists confirmed the adage in 2004, at least for people who choose purebred dogs. The researchers collected 45 pictures of dogs and their […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Herding Breed Options

December 6th, 2007

Question: We’re looking for a good herding dog as a companion to our 8 mo. lab. She’s great but she needs a buddy. Other than a collie, what’s our choices? Answer: Your lab is a lucky girl to be getting an active friend! You have many, many choices when looking for a herding breed. Since […]

How “Intelligent” Are Our Dogs… Really?

November 29th, 2007

[Adapted from Poodle Breed Guide] Imagine watching a Big Headline News story blaring the “shocking” news that scientists have discovered that dogs can tell the difference between red lights and green lights. Whoa, you might think, you guys believed they were red-green color blind? How did you make this earth-shattering discovery, the CNN interviewer innocently […]

Science Says: You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

October 25th, 2007

It started way back in 2002, when researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered some Compounds That Rejuvenate Rats, May Aid Humans. Actually, it was a combination of dietary supplements that dramatically improved the activity, energy level and cognitive function of old lab rats. The micro-nutrient compounds were identified as acetyl-L-carnitine […]

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