August 2017

Ancient wolf and dog remains found in Russia

The remains of two Late Bronze Age initiation ceremonies have been discovered at Krasnosamarskoe in southwestern Russia.  Among the finds include bones from dogs and wolves believed to have been eaten during rites of passage in which teenage boys became ‘wolf-men’ warriors.  The bones, dated between 3,900 and 3,700 years ago, may be the first […]

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DNA testing and its benefits

Over the last decade interest in family ancestry has surged – websites such as Ancestry.com and shows including Who Do You Think You Are? have fuelled this.  Just as humans have DNA, so do dogs with each breed having a distinctive set of markers.  It was only a matter of time that curiosity would stretch […]

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