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  • The Scent ... The Secret Life of the Dog


  • Sniffa Vizsla
    Sniffa Since Apr 09Super SniffaDog Owner
  • Did anyone in the UK see the horizon programme last week about dogs? You can see it on iplayer now at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pssgh, it's well worth a watch.

    Particularly interesting was the experiment to tame Silver Foxes and how in a few generations they're appearance change to look more like dogs.
    Also the bit about dogs developing a bark specifically to communicate with us and how they are good for our health!

    What did you think?

    Sniffa Vizsla
    Posted 14/01/2010 11:15

  • Sniff 1 Posted 23/01/2010 20:58


  • sonnysgirl
    Sniffa Since Jan 10Dog Owner
  • yes, i watched that. it was so interesting... the whole of civilization is a result of man working with dogs!

    sonnysgirl

  • Sniff 2 Posted 25/01/2010 09:12


  • Sniffa Vizsla
    Sniffa Since Apr 09Super SniffaDog Owner
  • Yes that was an interesting theory - that without dogs to help, we couldn't have successfully made the transition from hunter gatherer to farmer. We owe dogs a lot!!

    Sniffa Vizsla
    In reply to sonnysgirl

  • Sniff 3 Posted 25/01/2010 19:18


  • NickandChester
    Sniffa Since Jan 10Dog Owner
  • i watched this too, however the silver fox has been on another dog programme before cant remember what one

    NickandChester
    In reply to Sniffa Vizsla

  • Sniff 4 Posted 25/01/2010 19:32


  • Sniffa Vizsla
    Sniffa Since Apr 09Super SniffaDog Owner
  • Wouldn't be surprised, didn't they say they started the experiment in the 50's?

    Sniffa Vizsla
    In reply to NickandChester

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