is there an excellent, readable history of humankind's relationship with canines?

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no dice on "man's best friend" in the library, and out-of-print/$120 on amazon.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 12:30 (seventeen years ago) link

this is a bit off-topic, but my mother sent me a write-up of a really fascinating study done in Hungary on how dogs interact with humans and how it differs from wolves. it goes a fair bit into the related subject of so-called emotional intelligence, which is probably the most interesting. i can email it if you'd like.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 15:02 (seventeen years ago) link

that would be great, lauren. thanks so much!

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 15:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Lauren! I'd love to read that too. Can you mail it to me as well?

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 15:36 (seventeen years ago) link

no problem, folks. those email addresses are functional?

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 15:47 (seventeen years ago) link

please lauren!

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 16:19 (seventeen years ago) link

but of course.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 16:23 (seventeen years ago) link

thanks, lauren... very interesting stuff.

one of things i'm curious to track down - and i don't think this is from guns, germs & steel - is the argument that human development was actually shaped by canine characteristics, that we've been hanging out with dogs so long that we have adopted some dog-traits. i think that horses supposedly had similar effects. i'm not really sure if i actually read this somewhere (and understood it properly if i did) or if am just making this up.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 17:23 (seventeen years ago) link

one month passes...
Stephan Budiansky's The Truth About Dogs has a section on this, as well as more on dog behaviour. It's a good, light-but-solid book about dogs, dog evolution and the dog mind. It isn't at all 'aaah cute puppy'.

Sean Walsh, Monday, 13 June 2005 12:53 (seventeen years ago) link

DOG LOVE by Marjorie Garber

the bellefox, Wednesday, 15 June 2005 19:49 (seventeen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

this is a bit off-topic, but my mother sent me a write-up of a really fascinating study done in Hungary on how dogs interact with humans and how it differs from wolves. it goes a fair bit into the related subject of so-called emotional intelligence, which is probably the most interesting. i can email it if you'd like.

This sounds really interesting. I wonder if any of you remember what this was, 16 years later.

Tapioca Tumbril (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 January 2022 18:33 (one year ago) link


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