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REAL chowhounds ~ "Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities"

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REAL chowhounds ~ "Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities"

greygarious | May 13, 2014 10:31 AM

The author of this new book http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Dogs-Ca... was interviewed on NPR this morning. He discussed in detail the medieval innovation of running dogs inside wheels, hamster-like, to turn spits of meat roasting over fire. These turnspit dogs were an early example of human involvement in selective dog breeding, as they were chosen for short legs and other features.

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