On Sunday, August 8 at 9PM ET/PT, And Man Created Dog on NGC traces the history of man’s best friend from its origins in the wild to the evolution of dogs as ultimate companions and even laborers. Coinciding with this program is the publication of Made For Each Other, which is written by Meg Olmert, who wrote the NGC show. We are excited to offer 2 lucky readers a copy of this great book!
To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us why you love your dog. Comment before midnight on August 8, 2010. This giveaway is open to those in the USA only. Two winners will be chosen at random, and contacted by email after the giveaway ends.
Now more about the great new show, AND MAN CREATED DOG!
If humans were as varied as dogs we would range in height up to 22 feet tall and in weight more than 1,000 pounds. In the ultimate canine ancestral story, NGC traces the genetic journey from wolf to dog, taking viewers back 100,000 years to meet the “mother of all dogs.” It’s no accident that dogs evolved this way, as humans have been selectively breeding them for around 14,000 years to serve our needs as laborer, companion, hunter, herder and warrior, as well as to suit our aesthetic fancy.
Here are three video sneak peeks!
“The Start of the Domestic Dog” – When early man began leaving food scraps beside a dwindling campfire, dogs followed their noses, and domestication began.
“The Birth of the Herding Dog” – Meet Miller, an adorable Pyreneese dog who was born and raised among the goats he herds for his owner.
“A Veteran’s Best Friend” – Meet an incredible therapy dog named Tuesday who helps an Iraq veteran to overcome his debilitating PTSD.
Be sure to comment for your chance to win a copy of the book! And be sure to tune in on Sunday August 8th for this great show!