Janice Koler-Matznick


The Dog Advisor
Central Point, OR


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Janice Koler-Matznick has worked with dogs professionally in various capacities for 35 years, and has been researching the origin of the dog for fifteen years. Her life-long interest in the behavior of primitive dogs and wild canids has been fulfilled in her studies of New Guinea singing dogs (Canis hallstromi), ongoing now for fourteen years.

She has published scientific journal papers on the NGSD and the origin of the dog, and presented her work at several scientific conferences, including those of the I.U.C.N. Canid Specialist Group, the Animal Behavior Society, and the Western Division of the A.A.A.S. In addition, she has consulted on, and been featured in, several videos, including National Geographic’s The Search For The First Dog, Discover Channel’s The Ultimate Guide: Dogs, and the PBS special Dogs That Changed the World.