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Kevin Behan Ignores Genetics, Invents a New History for the Doberman

I’m nearly finished with Pat Shipman’s book ‘The Invaders‘ and thought about writing something on it; during the preliminary research I came across Kevin Behan’s take on this book. His post is the usual pseudo-science babble and mystical energy nonsense but one part caught my attention for its brazen dismissal of well documented history. Behan…

Basset in bronze (ca 1841) by Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875)

Long and Short of Bad Backs

“Low to ground, long in body and short of leg” – AKC Dachshund breed standard Few studies are quickly explained with 3 graphs, this is one of them. It also neatly illustrates one problem associated with arbitrary exaggeration of certain traits. Interested in determining how relative back length is related to Intervertebral disc extrusion risk…

5 Tall Tales from 1 Small Mind

I am an occasional visitor to the Natural Dog Training (is there such a  thing as Supernatural Dog Training?) blog authored by snake-oil salesman and new-age mystic Kevin Behan. Reading the blog is amusing and infuriating. I find it painful to see him lie to readers and distort the latest science story to support the sales his energy…