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man and dog and wolves in disguise

The development of the domestic dog has been a long and confusing story full of mysteries and questions. It have been traced evidence of the dogs ancestors as far as 6-8 billion years back in time.
But how and why did they come to live together with us humans?

Whatever the reason, dog and man have been unceperable troughout history ever after. Even though the dogs we see all styled up at dog shows, or pampered by spoild celebrties, might not look anything like the wild dog or wolf we think of as the main ancestors...

That is why it cought my attention when I read that
recent research
* has shown that tiny, long haired and crosseyed dogs, like the Pekinese, Shih Tzu and the Lahsa Apso, are
some of the breeds most closely related to the ancestral wolf (!)

Other close related breeds are Shar-Pei Chow, Saluki, Afghan, Basenji and more obvious dogs like Akita, Shiba Inu, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, and Samoyed...

* Parker H.G., Kim L.V., Sutter N.B., Carlson S., Lorentzen T.D., Malek T.B., Johnson G.J., DeFrance H.B., Ostrander E.A., and Kruglyak L. (2004) "Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog." Science, Vol 304, Issue 5674, 21 May 2004,1160-1164.

3 kommentarer:

andy hotpants sa...

i "The Possibility of an Island" av Michel Houellebecq har nymennesket vi følger en hund som klones, og de klona hundene er de eneste sånn ca som kan vise ekte KJÆRLIGHET. eller no

alenemor13 sa...

ja mikke skryter av den boken, han leser den nå. ble anbefalt den av pål via deg.

Cyber puppy 007 sa...

fin fint.