AKC Dogs Across the USA

AKC Dogs Across the USA

The AKC shared their data about purebred dogs in the US. How does your city stack up?

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Which NY borough has the smartest dogs?

Which NY borough has the smartest dogs?

...er, we mean the most trainable.

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Tees, mugs, totes, and more...

Tees, mugs, totes, and more...

Get your paws on fun merchandise based on our doggy findings--all while supporting animal rescue.

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East Coast vs. West Coast

East Coast vs. West Coast

Our data scientifically answers the question, "Is the West Coast the best coast?" ... dog-wise.

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Dogs All Over the World

Dogs All Over the World

NY and Seattle are just the beginning. What about dogs in Canada and Australia?

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Dog Behavior by Breed

Dog Behavior by Breed

How does your breed stack up, according to a scientific study?

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The evolution of wolves into dogs

Gita Gnanadesikan is a PhD student at the Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the biological underpinnings of social behavior and cognition, including both genetic and hormonal factors. In this video, she discusses the evolution of wolves into dogs, and some of the key differences between the two.

How dogs manipulate us with their eyes

Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere, Ph.D., is the Director of the Thinking Dog Center at Hunter College (CUNY) where she focuses on studying the behavior and cognition of domestic dogs. She has been featured in the New York Daily News, NPR, and Gizmodo. In this video, she discusses how dogs can move their eye muscles, unlike wolves, and how it…

Dog behavior by breed

Studies have shown that, while individual dogs vary widely in their behavior, the behavior of dogs of a particular breed are distinct on average. In looking at dogs in New York, Seattle, and elsewhere, we used a study by Turcsán, et al. To quote from the original authors: “Dogs that scored low regarding the trainability…

Can dogs really be autistic?

Dr. Nicholas Dodman addresses how he and others came to believe that dogs can experience autism. Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists.  Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States from the UK where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He founded the Animal Behavior…

What do you tell kids who want to be professors?

Dr. Sam Gosling, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been featured in the New York Times and Psychology Today, on NPR, Nightline, and Good Morning America, and his research is featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink.” He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career…

Dogs all over the world

New York and Seattle are just the beginning. What about dogs in Edmonton (Canada) and Adelaide (Australia)? I covered New York in depth here, and compared New York and Seattle here. Now let’s bring in Edmonton and Adelaide! For trainability, New York is the lowest and Seattle is the highest. Edmonton is just slightly behind…