Genetics - Including the genetic relationship of wolf and dog,
and comments on the famous Robert Wayne research papers.
Early Man Needs Dog - Evolution of the first dogs in the
Middle East, including the Saluki.
Evolution of the Dog Family - The dog family, Canidae, is a
diverse group of 34 species ranging in size and proportion from
squat, dachshund-like bushdogs to the long-legged maned wolf.
Robert K. Wayne examines their genetic relationships.
- Multiple and
Ancient Origins of the Domestic Dog - 1997 Science magazine
article. Mitochondrial DNA control region sequences were analyzed
from both dogs and wolves, showed considerable diversity and
supported the hypothesis that wolves were the ancestors of dogs.
Robert K. Wayne, et. al.
Primitive Dogs - Article by Bonnie Dalzell, from NetPets.
Thai Ridgeback - Evidence for this primitive breed goes back
5,300 years in this Asian country.
to Wolf/Dog Genetic History - Although the subject continues
to be controversial, most authorities agree that all dogs, are
descended from wolves which were tamed in the Near East ten or
twelve thousand years ago.
Stalking the Ancient Dog - Man's best friend may go way back.
In-depth feature article by Christine Mlot in Science News Online.
(June 28, 1997)
Coat and Coloration
Animal Genetics - Series of articles about canine color
genetics, population genetics, inbreeding and references to other
internet canine genetics resources.
Genetics Primer - Article describing color genetics of
pedigree dogs. Includes free software for computing mating color
Color Genetics in Dogs - Detailed information listing the
effects of the different alleles of the coat color genes in dogs.
Genetics of Coat Color in Dogs - A brief review of the genes
controlling dog coat colors and patterns.