26 January 2010

Heart of a dog

Moscow's stray dogs exhibit signs of returning to their wolvish origins. The strays are smarter, stronger, and tougher. They ride the subways, knowing which stations to board and where to get off.
Moscow’s strays sit somewhere between house pets and wolves, says Poyarkov, but are in the early stages of the shift from the domesticated back towards the wild. That said, there seems little chance of reversing this process. It is virtually impossible to domesticate a stray: many cannot stand being confined indoors.
Read the full story from the Financial Times

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