And Man Created Dog

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!

Giveaway details:

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!

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14 Responses to And Man Created Dog

  1. Ray says:

    I love my Boxer for far too many reasons to name. But mostly because the love he shows me back. I can play with him all morning. Then walk out to the mailbox to get the mail. And when I come back in it’s like he hasn’t seen me for a week. Boxers are the clowns of the dog family and I love having a clown in the house full time.

  2. Lucille Knight says:

    My dogs give me a reason to get up in the morning. They love me, need me and care for me as much as I do them. My world would be empty without them. They are my fur kids, they are family.

  3. daphne says:

    My dog thinks I’m the person I wish I was.

  4. Diana H says:

    For 44 years my dogs have been there for me when no one else has; through loneliness, illness,pain, bereavement, pregnancy, birth. They taught my son to walk,they taught him manners; they taught him to love and taught him to respect.They taught him that death is not to be feared. They give unquestioning love,loyalty, a shoulder to cry on. They heal my heart and soul; they give happiness and an aching empty void when they pass on. What more do we need in life?

  5. Sherrie says:

    Our dog is by far our best friend! Who else listens with such intent and non-judgment? Dogs rule!

  6. Liz says:

    No one in my life is as loving as my dog, Yukon. No one is as accepting of my faults, forgiving of my mistakes. No one celebrates life’s victories with me better than Yukon, and no one shares life’s disappointments with such a loving, positive attitude. Yukon truly is my best friend and the best friend I could ever want.

  7. Candace M. says:

    My dogs are always family-usually we have two that complete the pack of
    my husband, me and the dogs. The loss of one upsets all of us. They
    are a perfect example of love given and love shared. I hope I learn to love
    the way they do-being there, not holding a grudge, sharing all experiences,
    asking for little but giving a lot, and always ready to forgive with a kiss!

  8. Pat Rattray says:

    My white boxer Noah is the love of my life, he is the anchor of my world. There is not one day that goes by that he does not make me laugh out loud. If I am ever down or depressed he can light up my life in a second. I can’t wait to get home every day to see him. I try to enjoy every minute that I am graced to have him in my life. So all you single ladies if you are looking for a great guy to share your life with get a dog.

  9. Mandy says:

    I love coming home from work and having both dogs just really happy to see me…..

  10. Pat P. says:

    My dogs love me when I’m having a “mental-pause.” They love me whether I’m feeling rotten, fat, happy or stressed. They know when I’m not feeling well and will come to comfort me. They know when it’s time to walk or hit the dog park, and that enthusiasm bouys me when I feel like nothing more than vegetating in a chair.

    They give me far more than I give them! They’re all rescues, and they seem to be extra-sensitive to what each of us in the family may need on a particular day. And they also make us laugh. Watching a 9-month-old puppy try to grab ALL THREE kong bones at once is something you can’t help but find funny.

  11. Deb says:

    I love my dogs because they love me no matter WHAT. They greet me every day with their wagging tails and smiley faces and make the problems of the world melt away…

  12. Sarah E. says:

    There are countless reasons why I love my dogs but I have to say the companionship rates #1 followed by they take me for a walk everyday :).

  13. Gracie has been our comforter and I’ve deciphered her thoughts and created a diary and I have finished a memoir entitled ‘Gracie’s Diary, A Memoir’. Through parental alienation, empty nest, menopause, loss of a father, and so much more… Gracie has remained…. our comforter.

  14. Gracie has been our comforter and I’ve deciphered her thoughts and created a diary and I have finished a memoir entitled ‘Gracie’s Diary, A Memoir’. Through parental alienation, empty nest, menopause, loss of a father, and so much more… Gracie has remained…. our comforter.

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