We endorse Pugs

Funding goes to the Dogs - we hope!

Wherein Lucia is interviewed by two local news outlets on the legislature proposed to fund research on COVID-sniffing search dogs.

Excellent article by Nanette Asimov for the Chronicle and

And on KGO (ABC7 San Francisco “Getting Answers”), a lively (and live) back and forth on how we could best use search dogs to detect infections, recordings of which can be found here¬†and here (Facebook Live).

Based on Nathaniel Hall and Clive Wynne’s work – Pugs might be more effective than German Shepherds, and certainly less threatening!

Hall NJ, Glenn K, Smith DW, Wynne CDL (2015) Performance of Pugs, German Shepherds, and Greyhounds (Canis lupus familiaris) on an Odor-Discrimination Task. Journal of Comparative Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0039271