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(CNN)   Your dog's ancestors migrated to the Americas about 15,000 years ago, probably looking for top quality steaks   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-01-26 11:23:59 AM  
13 votes:
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2021-01-26 11:07:51 AM  
10 votes:
What Happened to the Pre-Contact Dogs?
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2021-01-26 12:43:08 PM  
8 votes:
My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

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2021-01-26 11:11:15 AM  
7 votes:

BenSaw2: Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.

JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false


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This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.
 
2021-01-26 11:27:58 AM  
5 votes:
For the phylogenetically minded in the Canis: You go to hell Labradoodles!
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2021-01-26 9:42:04 AM  
4 votes:
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Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.
 
2021-01-26 1:42:27 PM  
3 votes:
Sorry subby, but with very few exceptions, your dog's ancestors migrated sooner than that. Most of the dog breeds that originally migrated 15,000 years ago were wiped out after Europeans landed in the Americas.

The article is poorly worded in that it says:
Perri studied the lineage of American dogs outside the Arctic, which come from a different genetic ancestor than Arctic dogs, and traced it back to ancient Siberian dogs.

which on the surface sounds like she is studying the existing population of American dogs, when it should clarify that she's studying the bones and DNA of pre-contact dogs.

Different article, same researcher:
https://www.livescience.com/62996-nat​i​ve-american-dogs-europeans.html

The main difference in the articles appears to be that they now think the dogs arrived earlier.

Wikipedia has a list of Native American dog breeds.
 
2021-01-26 11:18:48 AM  
3 votes:
Wow. Just yesterday I asked the Google "How long have dogs been in North America?".
This means something.
I think it means I was curious about the history of dogs in North America.
 
2021-01-26 12:47:09 PM  
2 votes:

godxam: My life is hard.  Bring me a steak[Fark user image 850x496]


You know, they ain't dumb are they?

"I'll just lay here looking all cute and stuff and eventually, someone will be unable to resist rubbing my belly and then later, the monkey will refill the food bowl and after I eat, I'll probably get more scritches for being good. Then a run about the yard, after which someone will even dry my feet. And tomorrow? We do it again."
 
2021-01-26 5:55:38 PM  
1 vote:
My dog derives from dirty colonizing dogs.  As do most of you farkers'.  Even the Chihuahua and the Xoloitzcuintle are mostly European in genetic origin.
 
2021-01-26 2:34:41 PM  
1 vote:

thehobbes: OrionXVI: Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?

Dogs were on the menu in the Americas too.  Also used as beasts of burden since they didn't have horses or cattle.

Well they had horses. Just they decided to eat them to extinction.


The horses were gone before the people got there. The horses were more likely extincted because of either environmental pressures, or encephalitis, which appeared in North America at about the same time.

Also, I have just learned that there was a thing called "stilt-legged horses" at the same time in North America, which were not in fact horses.

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2021-01-26 1:52:47 PM  
1 vote:
Dogs have lived with people since before people were people. We literally evolved together.
 
2021-01-26 12:47:51 PM  
1 vote:
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And now they're in the White House.

What the fresh hell is this...
 
2021-01-26 11:56:28 AM  
1 vote:

OrionXVI: Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?

Dogs were on the menu in the Americas too.  Also used as beasts of burden since they didn't have horses or cattle.


Well they had horses. Just they decided to eat them to extinction.
 
2021-01-26 11:52:33 AM  
1 vote:

Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?


Dogs were on the menu in the Americas too.  Also used as beasts of burden since they didn't have horses or cattle.
 
2021-01-26 11:49:42 AM  
1 vote:

State_College_Arsonist: steklo: Grungehamster:
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This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.

Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.

In my experience, redheads do tend to bite.  She may be smiling now...


You say that like it's a bad thing
 
2021-01-26 11:43:03 AM  
1 vote:

Grungehamster: BenSaw2: Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.

JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false

[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.


OMFG!!!
 
2021-01-26 11:12:54 AM  
1 vote:
Grungehamster:
[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.


Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.
 
2021-01-26 9:59:19 AM  
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Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.


JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false
 
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