Studies

What makes dogs howl, yawn and hide under the bed? Researchers plumb the inner workings of dogs.

 

Audrey Ruple, a veterinary epidemiologist and assistant professor of One Health Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Public Health, with Bitzer, a Great Dane. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe)
The Dog Aging Project wants to advance our understanding of dogs and help them live longer, healthier lives.
husky puppy
New findings challenge popular views of estrogen’s role in cancer risk.
greyhound dog
A rare genetic mutation could result in dogs being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents.
dog whimpering sound
Why dog cries are sadder than even a baby’s crying.
A team of Greenland sled dogs working in Greenland’s Disko Bay. The ancestors of these dogs arrived with the Inuit to the North American Arctic. (Courtesy/Tatiana Feuerborn)
UC Davis Anthropologists and Geneticists Traced Dog’s DNA Back 2,000 Years
Aversive dog training techniques negatively affect canine welfare
Detection dog in search of scat.
Noninvasive Scat Sampling Could Strengthen Reptile Conservation
DNA tests show that over two-thirds of the breed labels on dogs in shelters or on pet rescue websites are wrong.
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Bigger dogs outdo little dogs at this one intelligence test.