The Incredible Story of Dogs
The Incredible Story of Dogs traces the entertaining, surprising and somewhat bizarre story of humankind's best friend and the diverse relationships humans and dogs have. Relationships between dogs and humans are cross cultural, occurring in all cultures across the globe and spanning all of humankind's history. From best friends to working partners, dogs have been a part of the human experience for 15,000 years.
Part VI, What Price Friendship?
In What Price Friendship?, the human pursuit of the ideal dog continues: a dog shrink succeeds in training Ace the Beagle...the fashion for wolf-dog hybrids intensifies... Bulldog puppies prepare to their place in the show ring.
Dogs take their cues from their owners. Because of this, do you think that some of the negative traits of human beings have rubbed off on dogs?
Dogs are described as "man's best friend."What price have dogs paid to be "man's best friend?" Are human beings "dog's best friend?"
What are the implications of human beings controlling the appearance and physical structure of dogs through selective breeding?
In Korea, and in other countries, dogs are considered an edible delicacy. While we may be repulsed at this idea, is it so different from eating cows? There are people in different countries and of different religions (Hindus) to whom the cow is sacred and are repulsed by our consumption of beef. Discuss the cultural differences that makean animal a pet in one country and dinner in another.
Studies show that dogs can actually improve the health of their owners. How are dogs good for human beings and how can they improve the health of their owners?
Create a comic strip with a dog as the hero. What feats would you have your hero accomplish? How would he help the community? What kind of dog would you choose?