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]
Very old doggie ping.
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.