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NATURE: Dogs That Changed the World
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10/12/2011
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Dog Night! Cuddle up with your puppies for this one!

 


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WED 10/12/2011

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NATURE - DOGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

PART ONE: THE RISE OF THE DOG

From the tiniest Chihuahua to the largest St. Bernard, all dogs claim the wolf as their ancestor. Using DNA analysis and other research, scientists have now pieced together the puzzle of canine evolution, creating a fascinating picture of some of the essential dogs vital to canine population. Part one chronicles the evolution of dogs and how they infiltrated human society.

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NATURE - DOGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

PART 2: DOGS BY DESIGN

Some working dogs are able to use their skills to perform tasks they were bred for; there are still jobs today for herders, hunters and guard dogs. But as we multiply and transform the many breeds of dogs, honing their looks and their sizes, we also change our relationship with them, and theirs with us. How can we learn to cope with the hard-wired instincts of our pets, and what roles can they play in a world their ancestors would hardly recognize?


 
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