Evolution of the Dog Canis familiaris
Three unit course investigating the latest research, understanding and ideas of how the domestic dog came about. Ancient remains and potential ancestors are looked at together with the numerous arguments as to where and when domestication occurred.
Unit 1 In this unit you will learn how to describe, identify and discuss the origin of the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris Ancient dog species, DNA analysis, Goyet dog, Altai dog, origin(s) of domestication
?Unit 2 At the end of unit 2 you should be able to identify, explain and demonstrate basic genetic processes related to the characteristics of the domestic dog, Canis familiaris: DNA structure and formation, genetic crosses, genes: the unit of inheritance, inheriting traits
?Unit 3 This unit is dedicated to identifying and discussing how genetic analyses have determined some of the huge variations seen in the domestic dog. Breed traits, small dogs, large dogs, domestication events leading to the unique extent of variation in Canis familiaris. How breeding also involves traits that are controversial and harmful to our dogs.
Open enrolments and no time limit to the course. Course fee £295.00