Monday, January 30, 2012

The Nature of Things - Man, Dog, and Genetics

The cover story of the February issue of National Geographic is all about dogs and the genetics that create so many variations of looks and sizes in dogs. The online article and photo gallery is packed with interesting bits of information about man's best friend. Reading the article (I still get the print edition delivered to my home every month) reminded me of this documentary that I watched on Snag Films a few years ago.

The Nature of Things: Man and Dog, An Evolving Partnership is a 45 minute look at the evolution of dogs from wild pack animals to domesticated companions bred for specific purposes. A preview of the documentary is embedded below.