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Science-based information on canine evolution, behavior, health and welfare


We strongly believe in science-based methods of relating to our dogs. There are too many opinions, blogs, and "experts" out there, so we like to go directly to the source: the peer-reviewed scientific literature. This information is usually stuck behind a paywall and not accessible to most people so we will be providing various manuscripts here that we find to be important or interesting. If there is a topic you would like us to look into, email us at: thevelvetburritos at This page will be updated whenever we find something interesting, so make sure you check for new updates!

The American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists 



Canine evolution & wolves


Dietary research


Dog training & behavior


Canine genetic health


Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)

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