Dog Discoveries

What Were Turnspit Dogs Bred For?

  Throughout the years, dogs have been selectively bred to perform several tasks, some of those tasks being quite noble, (just think of messenger dogs and search and rescue dogs) while others, well, less so. The turnspit dog is now extinct, but this dog seemed to play quite a big role in many British kitchens of the 16th century. … Read more

I am Your Dog’s Iliopsoas Muscle

  Like many other cursorial animals, dogs are equipped with powerful muscles which allows them to move about and sprint into action. The muscles in the hips allow dogs to perform everyday activities such as walking and running. In particular, the dog’s iliopsoas muscles which comprise the psoas major and the iliacus muscle play a major role in … Read more

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