Llamas instinctively guard against canine attacks, possibly because their natural herd instincts have wired them to chase off predators.
Hence canine genetic sequences will prove useful for research on, among other things, cancer and autoimmune disorders.
There's no need for participating animals to be specially skilled - but if you think you know a canine genius or feline mastermind, now's the time to prove it.
At the nearby Scott Base, seals are infected with canine distemper, a virus passed to them by researchers' dogs.
Shawn went on to say that he always envied the animals of the canine family for having this ability.
On the left side, the sockets from the first and second incisors, the canine , and the two premolars are visible.
This case illustrates that infection with C canimorsus may be seen after even casual exposure to a pet canine , with ominous results.
Former banker Neil Kittredge, from Alverstoke, is one of the UK's new breed of canine behaviour consultants.
In science, the best one can do is observe the behavior of dogs in natural and controlled settings, and then, on that basis, make testable inferences about canine cognition.
Initially the animals may appear healthy, but most die within days, he said, often from canine illnesses like parvo, distemper, and giardia.