Dogs Have Always Been Man’s Best Friend

A genetic study found that dogs were the first domesticated animal as of 135,000 BCE. Evolutionary biologists from the University of California at Los Angeles, Texas A&M University, and Brigham Young University in Utah, and Swedish researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden obtained genetic chromosomes from 162 wolves, and 67 breeds of 140 domestic dogs that prove a diversity in ancient dogs. The earliest known dog breeds are: New Guinea singing dog, the African Basenji, the Australian dingo, and the Egyptian Greyhound.

Date:
      135,000 BCE
Name(s):
      University of California
Occupation:
      Evolutionary Biologists
Location:
      Los Angeles, CA, USA


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