I wonder if they know what their names were and if they had their rabies shots.
I thought they came from two off of Noahs Ark.
dumb question. does this mean every breed descended from wolves and those with different mutations led to the first breeds of dogs?
Irony is some Chinese food descends from dogs.
Well, I'm glad that's finally cleared up!
Being half dog I believe I can speak with authority on this matter, some dogs came from Asia, others came from Ireland...the more noble breeds anyway.
So the book “Bond of the Fire” actually happened in China?
I’ll have to tell my dog.
In celebration, I am going to buy my dogs a couple of eggrolls.
OK, now tell me where the original Ants came from and why are they all over the globe. A Chihuahua came from a wolf? I better watch out when I pet one.
Two problems with claiming China as the origin of dogs. First China was colonized rather late into the neolithic well after the domestication of dogs. Second, just because the wolf pack (Canis lupus chanco) is found in China now doesn’t mean they didn’t migrate there from somewhere else.
Case in point, Yellowstone Park where the present wolves are no relation to the previous ones and are in fact a different subspecies than those wolves.
>>>Today’s dogs are all descended from a pack of wolves tamed 16,000 years ago
Well this is only a ruff estimate of dogification.
How many bitten hands do you think it took to domesticate the wolf?
Thanks decimon.The most recent common ancestor of all humanity lived just a few thousand years ago, according to a computer model of our family tree. Researchers have calculated that the mystery person, from whom everyone alive today is directly descended, probably lived around 1,500 BC in eastern Asia. [Human populations are tightly interwoven]Neither of these is proved, and this one I'm quoting here isn't even plausible.
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Still living Wild in the bottom land swamps and forests of the Southeastern United States.
Genetic (mitochondrial DNA) testing being performed at the University of South Carolina, College of Science and Mathematics, indicates that these dogs, related to the earliest domesticated dogs, are the remnant descendants of the feral pariah canids who came across the Bering land mass 8,000 to 11,000 years ago as hunting companions to the ancestors of the Native Americans.
My dog’s not a wolf...he’s a shark...a counter shark...if I let him.
So, um, this means all dogs are probably spies for China? Sniffing out our secrets?
What a devious long term plan they made there.
Or 112,000 in dog years.
>>”...at least several hundred tamed wolves...”
There MUST be more to this story. Taming one wolf would be extremely arduous, and time consuming. They would have had to be kept separate from each other. “A pack” of “several hundred” is wildly improbable.
A pack of a few feral dogs just killed two people, here in America. “Several hundred” semi-domesticated wolves?