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Woof Research

Scientific American, April 25, 2017
Dog Family Tree Reveals Hidden History of Canine Diversity

Scientific American, April 26, 2017
Genetic map showing how breeds are related provides a wealth of information about origins
Selective Breeding Molds Foxes into Pets
By Steve Mirsky

PATCH March 11, 2016
Gwinnett Starting Second ‘Jail Dogs’ Unit

Operation Second Chance has paired homeless animals with jail inmates since 2010.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Twice as many dogs are about to get a second chance thanks to a program at Gwinnett County Jail. The Gwinnett sheriff’s office announced Thursday that plans are underway to add a second “Jail Dogs” unit at the jail as part of Operation Second Chance.
Started by Sheriff Butch Conway in 2010, Operation Second Chance pairs dogs from the Gwinnett Animal Shelter with non-violent inmates at the county jail. The inmates care for and train the dogs, helping get them ready to be adopted into “forever homes.” Volunteer trainers, groomers and other animal experts visit the unit regularly to help with the dogs and teach the inmates how to properly care for them. “I hope the positive reinforcement training techniques they learned at the jail and the patience required to train abused and neglected animals will help them become better citizens,” Conway said in a news release.

Scientific American 

NY Times A DNA study by 100’s of scientists around the world to conclusively find the origins of dogs: 30,000 years ago they started showing up in sapient grave sites, they can mate with wolves, but when and where did they start turning into dogs? Interesting fact: over 3/4ths of dogs around the world are feral scavengers, not pets. (3rd world countries don’t have spay/neuter).