Marking the first time that dogs have been explained in such detail by eminent researchers, Dogs is a work of wide appeal, as absorbing as it is enlightening.
Drawing on insight gleaned from forty-five years of raising, training, and studying the behaviors of dogs worldwide, Lorna and Raymond Coppinger explore the fascinating processes by which dog breeds have evolved into their unique shapes and behaviors. Concentrating on five types of dogs—modern household dogs, village dogs, livestock-guarding dogs, sled dogs, and herding dogs—the Coppingers, internationally recognized canine ethologists and consummate dog lovers, examine our canine companions from a unique biological viewpoint. Dogs clearly points the way for dog lovers, dog therapists, veterinarians, and all others who deal with dogs to understand their animals from a fresh perspective.
How did the domestic dog become a distinct species from the wolf? Why do different breeds behave differently? Most important, how can we improve the relationship between humans and dogs?
The authors show how dogs' different abilities depend upon the confluence of their nature and nurture—that both genetics and the environment play equally key roles. They also reveal that many people inadvertently harm their canine companions because they fail to understand dogs' biological needs and dispositions.
Dogs is a highly readable biological approach by noted researchers that provides a wealth of new information about the interaction of nature and nurture, and demonstrates how unique dog behavior is in the animal world.
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Dr. James D. Watson winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine and author of The Double Helix Ray and Lorna Coppinger's Dogs should forever change the way we look at humans' "best friends." Both dog owners and those who want to be will profit by their description of how genes and environmental signals make the dog very much not a wolf.
Dr. Michael W. Fox veterinarian, ethologist, and author of Understanding Your Dog and Beyond Evolution I am glad to see two biologists applying sound science to advance our understanding of the origins of the dog, the ways of working dogs, and how humans have influenced dogs' evolution, development, and behavior. Thanks to the authors' professional eye, we have some new insights and a clearer appreciation of what makes dogs, dogs. Anyone with a dog should not be without this book.
Dr. Richard W. Wrangham professor of anthropology, Harvard University Forget being the alphawolf. Dogs teaches old dog lovers new tricks. For thousands of years after dogs stopped being wolves, and before they became pets, they were something else -- a self-domesticated species with a mind of their own. The Coppingers' convincing new theory of dog evolution will be as interesting for archaeologists as for breeders and pet owners.
Dr. Erich Klinghammer Director, Eckhard H. Hess Insitute of Ethology and Director, Wolf Park Everyone interested in dogs and evolution will find this book a challenge to long-held views....This is probably the most important book about dogs ever written.
Raymond Coppinger is professor of biology at Hampshire College and the author of Fishing Dogs. A former sled dog racing champion, he now lectures widely about dogs.
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