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A Tale of Two Brothers

Published on November 12, 2019

Recently the Darwin’s Ark team was privileged to sequence two internet celebrity dogs, Mr. Woo…

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What is a dog breed?

Published on October 2, 2018

When we think of dogs, we often think of dog breeds, from the tiny Chihuahua…

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The Working Dog Project: working dogs are mission critical!

Published on September 4, 2018

The Working Dog Project has been running for a year now – we’ve found our…

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Finding the genes for diseases (and behaviors) in dogs, part 2

Published on April 12, 2018

So you’re trying to figure out which genes influence a particular trait, like aggression in…

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Asking Questions About Dogs

Published on December 16, 2017

Darwin’s Dogs loves to ask people questions about their dogs. We do it for science!…

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Puppies and pointing

Published on October 16, 2017

Why are some dogs better at paying attention to humans, particularly human gestures like pointing,…

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Finding the Genes for Diseases (and Behaviors)

Published on September 16, 2017

We know that many canine diseases, from hip dysplasia to cancer, are affected by genetics….

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Sociability: a new study describes genetic and behavioral differences between dogs and wolves

Published on August 17, 2017

Dogs and wolves are very different from each other in many ways. They’re very similar…

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Introducing the Working Dog Project

Published on July 16, 2017

I’m not a new voice on this blog, but I am a new face at…

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What do we mean when we say behavior is genetic?

Published on May 25, 2017

When I first brought Dashiell home, people who met him regularly exclaimed “What a confident…

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