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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Did You Know That Your Dog is Crepuscular?

According to Pamela Reid's "Dog In Sight":
Dogs have evolved from predatory ancestors and so, by evolutionary design, are crepuscular (more active at dawn and dusk).  This is common in predators because prey species are more abundant-although more difficult to see- at dawn and dusk.

From Ian Dunbar's "Before and After Getting Your New Puppy"
Dogs are crepuscular and quite happy to sleep all day and all night.  ...they have two activity peaks, at dawn and dusk.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post, it makes a lot of sense now. I play fetch with my dog at dusk and he sees the ball fine when I can't see it at all - I've always wondered about this.

    Great word, "corpuscular" - thanks again!