Science of Dogs
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It is very dificult to find more interesting videos that contain a specific content for use in my biology class. I often have to show something that only "generally" covers a topic. This video fits my needs for the "biotechnology" unit well.
However, I am still not comfortable about the amount of violoence. Sadly, my students were not in the least bothered with it. Does that make me too sensitive? Does it point to their lack of sensitivity? I don't know.
4 stars for content, 2 stars for taste.
Now, I'm no "rainbow and unicorn" girl living in Barbie's Fairytopia, but I don't want to watch dogs rip apart another living creature. I kept fast forwarding through this section, but even then got to see several Dogo's with blood dripping off their noses and bloody saliva dripping from their jaws after a successful hunt.
Then there was a fun little sequence showing Pit Bulls savaging each other. Another visual I could have lived without.
I gave up on this very soon after, afraid they were going to get more and more graphic as the film continued.
My suggestion is to give this a miss and watch the Nova documentary "Dogs Decoded". It is actually about how dogs were domesticated, why there are so many different breeds and the special bond dogs share with humans. All of that and not a bit of bloodshed or torn flesh!
I spend my time volunteering at a local humane society, havetwo rescued cats, and volunteer with a naturalist club. Ilove nature and I respect it.
This documentary seemed focused on negativity. If you love to watch innocent wild animals attacked by a pack of dogs, tied to a vehicle-still alive and bleeding- and hauled off to its death- This is surely the movie for you! If you just want to be amazed by the companionship and love of a dog----NOT the show for you!
I don't believe in hunting, and I don't believe in making dogs hunt either. There are better ways to solve the worlds problems than with violence or putting our canines at risk.
It's a perfect vehicle to connect genetics to protein synthesis and DNA. The artificial selection of traits represented in the video also leads well into evolution and natural selection.
If you're a science geek or just love dogs, this is an amazing biography of our last 15k years with 'Canus familiarus'.
There is absolutely no scientific basis for this statement. When I first became a pit owner, I had no idea of the level of prejudice against this breed. I did a lot of research and reading. There is no evidence to back up this claim. If anything, the hysteria that statements like this create become a self-fullfilling prophecy.
"The Science of Dogs" is anything but and should be pulled from distribution by National Geographic.
Don't waste your time on this DVD. Instead, read The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption It's humans who are the savages when it comes to pit bulls.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great dvd about Dogs. Dogs do make our lives fuller & we certainly are important to each other! An interesting family DVD.Published on April 21, 2014 by honey badger
This is an excellent video of how man has "made" the dog breeds that we know. The DNA discussion is great.Published on January 15, 2014 by OTMBoykins
I would highly recommend this documentary because of how educational it is. Regardless of how much you know about dogs, it is still very interesting to watch.Published on August 10, 2013 by pxb2976
It's a doggy speak movie. Very entertaining and informative to watch. Indiana Bones, the family Malamute/Husky/Other Mix found it to be a howler.Published on December 12, 2012 by New Balance WW1200 walking