Science & History

From cave to condo, Canis lupus has been loping beside us every step of the way.

Flavio Augusto da Silva Coelho, a University at Buffalo PhD student in biological sciences, holds the ancient dog bone fragment that was found in Southeast Alaska. Credit: Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo
Thought to be the oldest confirmed bones from a dog in the Americas — support the theory that the animals may have traveled with people along a coastal route.
Barks the Sounds that Dogs Make
Understanding dog barks, more than just noise
dog history
Dog DNA examined to learn about movement and patterns of ancient dogs.
A dog navigates in nature using an internal magnetic compass.
And dogs sense the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate
An innovative project explores the “science of fear”
common dog behavior problems
Analysis of 13,000 Finnish pet dogs offers insights into behavior
She can even categorize her toys by type
puppy dogs
Puppies who grow up indoors are more confident and better prepared for life with people
dog at desk
Canines and humans sense quantity in similar regions of the brain
dog whimpering sound
Why dog cries are sadder than even a baby’s crying.
Frozen puppy in Siberia a puzzling discovery
dogs meeting
Study explores differences in dog brains
Lowered risk of mortality associated with having a dog
Similarities in our brains and neurochemistry are responsible