Dog Discoveries

Dogs are an Altricial Species

  How are puppies born and get to survive and thrive despite being born in such a helpless state? When it comes to animals coming into existence, there are two ways that the mission can be accomplished: the mother may endure a long pregnancy or incubation period which produces fully developed offspring, or the mother may undergo … Read more

Can Dogs Lose Their Sense of Smell?

  Can dogs lose their sense of smell? Many dog owners may find it surprising that dogs can become “scent blind” and   lose their sense of smell. Perhaps this fact is quite surprising because we mostly hear about dogs who become blind or deaf, but rarely about dogs who lose their sense of smell. Because … Read more

The Fascinating Tongue of the Chow Chow

  What’s more fascinating than a chow chow’s tongue? Many of us already know that the tongue of the chow chow dog breed is of a distinct blue-black color. There are only a few animals on this planet with blue tongues. Among dogs, the chow chow and the shar-pei are the only two breeds known for … Read more

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