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Old 12-12-2016, 08:47 AM
Waxwinged Waxwinged is offline
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As to the original question: undoubtedly. There's a reason why dog loyalty is lauded as much as it is.

Re: Dogs being pack animals.

I recall reading an article, though the particular link for the citation escapes me, that described the way dogs vs. wolves made pack decision. Wolves had the the rigid hierarchy. Dogs... well, dogs went with whichever dog had most friends/was most popular at the time. It would be nice if people stopped equating dogs to tame wolves. They diverged from a common ancestor literally tens of thousands of years ago, and are vastly different, behavior-wise.

Last edited by Waxwinged; 12-12-2016 at 08:48 AM. Reason: For clarity.