This is a post to gauge interest in a short, informal book about canid social behavior (and the evolutionary reasons behind it).
Tentative table of contents:
- Introduction: The Imaginary Alphas
- A Brief History of Canidae
- Why Animals Live in Groups
- The Generalists (would go over Vulpes, as well as the raccoon dog, jackal species, coyotes, etc.)
- The Specialists (bat-eared fox, Ethiopian wolf, etc.)
- The Cooperative Killers (African wild dog, dhole, gray wolf, bush dog, etc.)
- Dogs Without Owners (stray vs feral domestic dogs, as well as breeds such as New Guinea singing dogs, dingoes, etc.)
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