Very high levels of dog introgression into wolves in Central Italy

As long-time readers of this blog know, I consider dogs to be a form of gray wolf.  I do not consider Canis familiaris to be a valid taxon, because of cladistics and because of the gene flow between domestic dogs … Continue reading

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Wolves on Couches

Don’t worry, wolves. The couch gets me every time, too! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Doggies.com Dog Blog

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Of coyotes, wolves, dogs, and men

Humans and the various canids belonging to gray wolf species complex possess the most complex relationship of any two beings currently living on this earth.  At one point, they are our cherished companions, often closer to us than we ever … Continue reading

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Qinling pandas and “red wolves” and the species problem

Hundreds of species concepts exist, and within these concepts there are great controversies. As long time readers know, I am very skeptical of the validity of the red and Eastern wolves as distinct species, and I am even more controversial … Continue reading

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Maned wolves in the Shenandoah Mountains

They aren’t the most genetically distant canids from wolves. That would be the Urocyon species. Reproductive technologies in domestic dogs will lead the way. I have this bizarre fantasy of someone setting up a ranch in the Southwest for the … Continue reading

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Arctic hare vs. wolves

Quite a chase! Natural History

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