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(Daily Mail)   Ever wondered how a tiny chihuahua can be related to a Rottweiler? Well wonder no more with this infographic of a dog family tree that highlights the diversity of dogs and how breeds are interconnected   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, rottweilers, genetic variations, complex network, family trees  
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11417 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Mar 2014 at 7:22 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-24 07:29:19 PM  
4 votes:
Is that a chart, or a paper target from a police firing range?
2014-03-24 07:37:13 PM  
3 votes:
Incomplete. I don't see Michelle Obama on there.
2014-03-24 07:29:15 PM  
3 votes:
Because God made them that way. There's even a whole part of the Bible where Adam names all the animals. Whoever wonders such a thing is just illiterate... but no less deserving of salvation. We should do our best to answer these sorts of obvious, everyday questions for them.
2014-03-24 07:27:58 PM  
2 votes:
2014-03-24 09:42:27 PM  
1 vote:

Russ1642: Hopefully I'm here before the nutjobs that claim the chihuahua is descended from the fennec fox rather than wolves.

Not fox, dude. Rat. 15% rat DNA.
2014-03-24 08:03:07 PM  
1 vote:

BigLuca: [ image 600x248]

*shakes a fist for ants*
2014-03-24 07:53:25 PM  
1 vote:
um Dogs and Wolves are a single species (in the sense that they interbreed)

They do not have a strict family tree, though you can sort of arrange the breeds into a tree on the basis of trait/gene inheritance. To classify mutts you really need an inheritance graph.

A more interesting question is which breeds have multiple ancestors? Are there cases where say a lap-dog was crossed with a wolf to generate a rat-dog?
2014-03-24 07:43:14 PM  
1 vote:

ph0rk: Jesus what a bloody mess. That diagram is terrible.

Have they never heard of a cladogram?

Stop making up words.
2014-03-24 07:40:02 PM  
1 vote:
Ever wonder how a dog could balance on the four inch couch cushion and still wrap itself around my neck like a viking's wolf pelt cloak?

Ask the one doing it right now.
2014-03-24 07:32:13 PM  
1 vote:
I assume it involves either a chihuahua father finding a tired and/or trapped Rottweiler. The alternative is a hairless, barking dickmitten.
2014-03-24 07:32:08 PM  
1 vote:
i'll be sure to print the chart out and shove it in any ants' nests i find. then i'll wait for them to evolve for a few billion years and they can explain it to me. thanks, dailymail
2014-03-24 07:27:24 PM  
1 vote:
That was certainly knot expected.
2014-03-24 07:11:42 PM  
1 vote:

And these little buggers are related to elephants.
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