Wonderdog by Jules Howard review – are we taming dogs, or are they taming us?

Wonderdog by Jules Howard review – are we taming dogs, or are they taming us?

While Howard includes these moments of playful humility on behalf of earlier science, his message is profound, though he insists that it’s “straightforward”: “It is simply that the more compassionate we have become in our explorations into the minds of dogs, the more intelligent they have shown us to be.

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.

Museum of English Rural Life uncovers 18th century dog pictures

Museum of English Rural Life uncovers 18th century dog pictures

Looking through one book, owned by Richard Beale, from a farm in Biddenden Kent, museum staff discovered these doodles. But it wasn’t the only animal he sketched – Richard also drew this 18th century chicken wearing a pair of trousers.