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a National Geographic presentation

This film explores the greatest inter-species friendship on Earth over the course of 40,000 years.
For those who wish to learn more about Randy Grim’s rescue efforts, visit strayrescue.org.
[Run time 1:31:23]
 

h/t  My2Cents

» 16 Comments

  1. Doc

    December 26th, 2012

    Many years ago I think it was PBS that did something similar called “The Wolf in your livingroom”.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 26th, 2012

    Duke. 105 pounds of Chocolate Lab. I like all animals, but there is no better animal than a dog.

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  3. Pearl Clutcher

    December 26th, 2012

    @ Stranded speaking of chocolate lab’s here is a story that will make you sick..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMOYjnqxaaQ .

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  4. Pearl Clutcher

    December 26th, 2012

    Sorry about the actual video being posted here, is there a trick I am missing where it will only show a link??
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    Fixed it for you. (I use the space then period trick) – c

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  5. Xavier

    December 26th, 2012

    I have to get a copy of this to my non-interwebbed neighbors. They have a black German Shepherd that’s 125 lbs and half Red Wolf. Pity the fool who breaks into that house.

    @Pearl Clutcher

    Put a period after the link. Some say an [enter] and a period, but either way works for me.

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  6. Dagny

    December 26th, 2012

    This is excellent, thank you.

    “If our ancestors [herds and tribal times] felt like they were always BEING WATCHED, it’s because there were.”

    WOLVES.

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  7. Dagny

    December 26th, 2012

    “Pity the fool who breaks into that house.”

    Unless it’s the ATF:

    “Zebra zebra” was a STU [Special Training Unit] brevity code slang for “Z’s,” meaning a sleeping house. The ATF and other federal law enforcement special response teams preferred to raid in the early hours when people were most deeply asleep. This was safest for everyone, providing the maximum shock for their “speed, surprise, and violence of action.” This caused people to quit before they even had the first idea of resisting.

    “Hush puppy times two” meant that the recon team had taken care of the Edmonds’s two watch dogs, with sound-suppressed weapons.

    http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/excerptlater.htm

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  8. Jethro

    December 26th, 2012

    My brother had a dog that was 3/4 german shepherd, and 1/4 wolf. The idea is the wolf genes are supposed to reduce hip dysplasia.
    His temperment was typical shepherd and we could not identify any wolf characteristic except one:
    When he became upset the hair on his back would stand straight up from is nose to to the tip of his tail. Chilling…
    Otherwise, he was a joy to have around. He lived to the ripe age of 14, with hip dysplasia not showing up until his last two years.

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  9. Doug Wakeman

    December 26th, 2012

    There is so much in this presentation that I simply do not believe. So much speculation presented as fact.

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  10. RWF

    December 26th, 2012

    Cant get it to play on my computer.
    One of my favorite books I picked up in an airport and read cover to cover on the way home
    :http://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Dogs-Stephen-Budiansky/dp/0670892726

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  11. Pearl Clutcher

    December 26th, 2012

    @ BFH and Xavier thank you for the information, will be sure to use it in the future.

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  12. Brown Eyed Girl

    December 26th, 2012

    LOVED this. Thank you so much for posting it. I have so much love in my heart for dogs.

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  13. Kairn

    December 26th, 2012

    Excluding fellow humans, there is no such animal in the world to relate to that is as good as a faithful dog. There is no other animal in the world that reads, understands and empathizes with humans better than a dog who loves you with all their heart.

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  14. conservative cowgirl

    December 27th, 2012

    That was wonderful! I still miss my Bernese Mountain Dog who died three years ago just before Christmas… :(

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  15. Aunt Liz

    December 27th, 2012

    @Conservative Cowgirl – I know what you mean. I’ve got a Great Dane and a German Shorthair waiting up in Heaven for me. Miss those guys and was just thinking about them earlier this morning. So happy I still have my current pup – though he is getting up in years.

    Love dogs AND wolves!!

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  16. pdwalker

    December 31st, 2012

    Beautiful!

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