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Posted on 05/25/2013 6:39:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
A pointer named Major was identified this week as the first known example of a modern dog. A description of the dog was found in a now-obscure 1865 edition of a Victorian journal called The Field. It marks the earliest reported dog breed based on physical form and pedigree. The invention of breed, physically and imaginatively, still shapes how we see and think about dogs today, Michael Worboys, Director of the University of Manchesters Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, told Discovery News. Worboys and his team found the information concerning Major while preparing a new museum exhibit on dogs.
The paleolithic dog remains resembled a modern Siberian husky, but suggest an animals that was significantly larger. Today, the Siberian husky, Samoyed and Alaskan malamute breeds are all closely related. Other early dog breeds, with a focus on the U.K., are featured in the museum exhibit curated by Worboys and his team. Entitled Breed: The British and Their Dogs, the exhibit runs at the University of Manchester museum through April 14...
"Dog burials appear to be more common in areas where diets were rich in aquatic foods because these same areas also appear to have had the densest human populations and the most cemeteries," lead author Robert Losey, a University of Alberta anthropologist, told Discovery News.
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The first domestication of dogs might have taken place 31,700 years ago. The most remarkable difference between these dogs and recent dog breeds is the size of the teeth, paleontologist Mietje Germonpré said. This particular specimen was found with a still-visible mammoth bone in its mouth. [Mietje Germonpré]
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My best friend is buried in the back yard. She was a Siberian husky. Smartest dog ever.
They could have just asked a modern day dog person and gotten the same results. Better yet, ask the Malamute curled up beside me here in my office if dogs are spoiled.
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