Bark with Little Bite: The Tale of the Royal Bahamian Potcake

Presented by Charlkesha Rahming

Charlkesha Rahming

This study aims to add historical value to the domestic dog in the Bahamas. Originating from the gray wolf, Canis lupus, the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, has quite a story to tell. Ten dogs from Marsh Harbour, Abaco, were used in the study, in an attempt to trace their ancestry to a place of origin. Twenty three breeds were identified. The American Staffordshire Terrier was the most abundant among the breeds. Also, seven regions were identified to show where the breeds came from, with Europe having the largest number of breed origination.

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