Understanding natural canine behavior is essential similarly to understanding gray wolf as an apex predatory species. Canine hacking means understanding a dog by observing its natural behavior. Lupine one is awareness of Canis lupus and Canis familiaris originating from a common ancestor.
Voyageurs Wolf Project again delivered evidences about another rare behavior, discovering not only local gray wolf individuals eating berries purposefully, but also regurgitating them to their pups. The basic question is to WHY those wolves eat fruits.
13 wolf pups were researched by putting them through standard behavioral tests usually used by dog breeders to assess predispositions of working dogs. 3 of 13 tested wolf cubs spontaneously showed interest to the ball being thrown - 2 of them fetched it twice, 3rd one did it every time.
Canis lupus in its natural habitat is an exemplary wild predator. Living in family packs it hunts (food finding), stays safe (active protection or passive risk avoidance) and reproduces. To sum up - it survives, where one of conditions to be fulfilled is avoiding a human.
As a Christmas gift, that extraordinary painting has just been hanged on my wall, created by a gifted person. More poetic vision than other wild or folk ones. Hopefully, the first but not last, rare treasured art in my life.
Siberian discovery confirmed the earliest evidence for dog breeding taking place on remote Zhokhov Island. New study, concerning the North American Arctic area, finds Inuit sledge dogs unique and specialised to help them to thrive.