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Where in the Woof?: An Infographic on the Origin of Dog Breeds

Around 15,000 years ago, man befriended the Grey Wolf. Man domesticated the wolf and they learned to live together in harmony.

That, is not the end of the story however. As man moved around the globe, he took the domesticated wolves with him. In the different regions, different tasks were required of the wolves – catching prey, retrieving, carrying luggage, standing guard and many more. Over time, the wolves were bred to become more adept at their tasks, until eventually they became the array of dog breeds we have today.


Dog breed origins

 


About James Watts

BSc Bioveterinary Science. Editor of PetSci. When I'm not writing, learning, discussing, or reading about animals, you know it's the weekend! Currently developing PetSci HealthTrak, the fast and easy way to monitor your pet's weight and calorie intake. HealthTrak offers a simple way to track your pet's progress, helping them achieve a healthy weight and a long, happy life.

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