Short Legged Dogs

by Craig Daniels on July 17, 2009

Wire-haired Dachshund in dog show in Racibórz
Image via Wikipedia

I’m not going to be blogging for a while on Dancing Dog Blog but Mary will be blogging more and a couple of people will likely come on board as guest bloggers. And even though I won’t be out front here I will be behind the scenes working on linking and a new template for the blog, it’s been fun and I look forward to reading everyone’s comments on all our stories in the future.

Recently the NYT did a story on short legged dogs that I thought would interest everyone, “Dachshund owners may love their little dogs’ short legs. But to scientists, this trait is just a developmental disorder.This week a group led by Heidi Parker, a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute, reported in Science that they have identified the single evolutionary event that created the modern short-legged dog.” READ MORE: Short Legged Dogs

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and please enjoy the rest of the summer with your pets.. :)

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