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…

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…

Do Dogs Know When You are About to Get Sick?

This study shows that even humans can smell disease in other people; is that why some people hate hospital smell? Maybe it’s just selective memory at work making me think the dogs know when I’m about to get sick. The Scent of Disease Human Body Odor Contains an Early Chemosensory Cue of Sickness Observational studies…