Faithful companions

The changing relationship between dogs and humans

source: Karen E Lange
National Geographic vol 201 no 1 January 2002
starts p10, 2 pages long
from 'Wolf to Woof' starts p2, 30 pages long

Dogs are unable to exist without humans, and have evolved in human company. This is true even for feral dogs scavenging from villages. James Serpell is a biologist who sees dogs as living between nonhuman and human worlds. Ancient civilizations saw dogs as taking messages between dead and living people.