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Any dog lover will tell you that our furry friends make our lives better
they save lives as police and search and rescue dogs
and take care of us as therapy and service dogs
Studies even show that they improve our health by reducing stress
and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
They also make Twitter slightly more tolerable
thanks to their adorable little faces
That’s why whenever I get stressed out
I spend time with my buddy – professor Cuddlesworth
That’s a good dog!
Yes you are!
It’s clear that life without them would be horrible for us,
but what about them?
If every human suddenly disappeared
what would happen to our dogs?
the question really is do they even need us?
Researchers estimate we’ve been domesticating dogs for ten to forty thousand years
Since then, we’ve provided them with food, protection, and shelter
从那时起 人们为狗狗提供食物 保护以及庇护所
Without humans, dogs that are used to being cared for
would need to quickly learn how to fend for themselves
Since no one will be filling up their food bowl
they will need to scavenge or hunt for food
So, dog breeds that are known for their tracking and hunting abilities like spaniels and retrievers
would have it much easier than other breeds.
They will also be living in a world without temperature control.
So some dog breeds that struggle in the heat or cold
wouldn’t fare well in those climates.
dogs with thick coats, like the husky
or brachycephalic dogs with flat faces, like the bulldog
could easily overheat in hot regions
While breeds with short hair, like the boxer
or dogs with low body fat, like the greyhound
would freeze in cold climates.
Good thing professor Cuddlesworth here falls right in the middle.
Plus, he’s a skilled hunter.
Yes you are!
Since dogs were bred to be less aggressive than their wolf ancestor
the portion of their brain responsible for the fight or flight response has shrunk
which will make it difficult for most dog breeds when faced with predators.
Over time, it’s likely that most dogs would adjust to their new lives
once they developed survival skills like finding food
and shelter and forming alliances.
But it may take a few generations.
We’ve seen this happen with dogs
who escape or are released into the wild.
Without human contact, they become feral.
In a 1995 study
the first few generations of feral dogs have high rates of juvenile mortality
and indirectly depend on humans for food.
However, after long periods of time when natural selection has taken it course –
we’re talking thousands of years here – wild dog species emerge.
This is thought to be the story of the Australian dingo.
So, eventually, dogs will be okay.
Though it is reassuring that your little buddy needs you
just as much as you need them.
So do you have dogs?
What kind, and let me know their name in the comment section below
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as always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin
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