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To: SunkenCiv

“Dog breeds were created by human beings”

Really...really doubtful, that is.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 10:18:53 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: DennisR
There are records. Most dog breeds are recent.

The Bull-Mastiff, as just one example of hundreds, was developed in England to be a smaller more active Mastiff for use as a night guard for livestock against human poachers - who they would tackle and hold by the throat. The final mix was, IIRC, 3/4 Mastiff and 1/4 archaic Bull-dog.

There is no evidence that dog breeds existed in the wild until domesticated by humans. There were no wild bands of Dachshunds digging up varmints - there were wolves and coyotes and the like.

All genetic and historic evidence suggests that humans domesticated wolves and developed dog breeds from them.

45 posted on 01/31/2012 10:44:48 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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