The Wolf In Your Living Room

ALASKAN MALAMUTE

Martin Clunes two part special called “A Man and His Dogs” is a must see. Clunes is a dog lover, English actor and comedian.

“Martin Clunes sets off on a world wide adventure to discover how close the domestic dog is to its ancestor the wild wolf in a fascinating two-part documentary.
 
The Doc Martin star takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to share our homes with dogs who are genetically still 99.8 per cent like wolves.”
 
He explores the close connection between dogs and wolves traveling to Yellowstone National Park to catch a glimpse of a wolf pack. He visits Australia to view Dingoes in the wild.
It’s a fun two hours and shows how close dogs and wolves really are. After watching this special it makes it even harder to understand how people can hate wolves, when in reality our beloved dogs are domesticated wolves.

Showtimes: Smithsonian Channel HD (267) Direct TV

Origins:(Part One) Monday 4/26, 8am Mountain Time

Best Friends: (Part Two) 4/26, 9 am Mountain Time

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Dogs, canis lupus/gray wolf

Tags: dog origins, wolves in our living room, domesticated wolves, designer wolves

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  1. Can’t watch… darn you Smithsonian network!!

    From “Wild animal interviews” by William T Hornaday (1929)
    “And now look at the greatest service of all. Who is it, I ask you,” pursued the Wolf, “who puts pep, stamina, and the savvy of the trail into the pampered domestic dogs of the North, and produces the best, the bravest and finest sled dogs in the world? Northern wolves, sir, and nobody else!…”

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    • Absolutely John. Great quote. It’s the wolf that’s given us our wonderful dogs. And this is how we thank them.

      N.

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      • The full article is set in a courtroom situation and oddly enough it practically spells out the gratitude of humans.

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  2. NABEKI,I’M VERY UPSET AGAIN! I KNOW YOU ARE FOR NOTHING,IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT…THE VIDEO: “MARTIN CLUNES,A MAN AND HIS DOGS” LIKE “A WOMAN AMONG WOLVES” IT’S BLOCKED IN FRANCE!!!BY SMITHSONIAN NETWORKS! YOU KNOW, I LOVE WOLVES…BUT I NEVER SEE IN MY LIFE! I DON’T WANT SEE IN ZOO!SO,I WAS VERY SAD WHEN I UNDERSTOOD,I CAN’T SEE, A WOMAN AMONG WOLVES ! MAYBE WHEN I’LL GO TO HUNGARY…I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SO MUCH!! HOWLS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Hi Agnes,
      So sorry you weren’t able to view Martin Clunes special. I was not aware there were country blocks on videos until John brought it to my attention. I have no idea why that happens? The Smithsonian Channel is a wonderful channel to watch and this particular special shows the close connection wolves and dogs have. In fact dogs are just domesticated wolves or designer wolves.

      N.

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  3. Martin Clunes sets off on a world wide adventure to discover how close the domestic dog is to its ancestor the wild wolf in a fascinating two-part documentary. The Doc Martin star takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to share our homes with dogs who are genetically still 99.8 per cent like wolves.

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  4. Thanks, I have to watch it. You are so right. Thanks for sharing.

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