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(Science Alert)   Seems dogs were made in Europe 16000-14000 years ago from tamed and reared animals from various wolf lineages   (sciencealert.com) divider line
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2021-03-08 9:15:48 AM  
Why are those sickos in Europe always rearing animals?
 
2021-03-08 10:14:10 AM  
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2021-03-08 11:05:10 AM  

Mugato: Why are those sickos in Europe always rearing animals?


Because the front has nasty teeth
 
2021-03-08 11:28:43 AM  

Thudfark: Mugato: Why are those sickos in Europe always rearing animals?

Because the front has nasty teeth


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2021-03-08 11:35:10 AM  
Still waiting for steak, damnit...
 
2021-03-08 2:00:39 PM  
Humanity's relationship to dogs is highly problematic and it's insane to me how many vegans own dogs.  We call them our "fur babies", yet we've bred them from being independent social creatures into neurotic, needy caricatures of what they once were.  And even that's not enough, we castrate them to make them behave the way we want to for their own good.  They've gone from roaming the forests and plains to being confined in an 800 square foot apartment for 23 hours a day.

In a hundred years or so, the woke people are going to be judging the hell out of dog owners.

/only half-kidding
 
2021-03-08 2:00:48 PM  
So they found a wolf tooth in a cave...might be that they ate that animal.
 
2021-03-08 2:20:53 PM  

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2021-03-08 3:43:26 PM  

goodncold: So they found a wolf tooth in a cave...might be that they ate that animal.


A lot more likely that they'd eat dog.
 
2021-03-08 4:09:28 PM  
People are people.  One day a human found a stray, starving wolf pup and brought it home to show his mate.  Or for dinner. She looked at the cute puppy and said "aww" or "there's no meat on it, we have extra right now so let's fattten... ooh, it wants the rotten meat!"  Three days later it is sleeping with the baby.

And fact is random pet fullblooded wolves 1, 3, and 12 out of 16 are going to be perfectly tractable pets that are wolves that have it made and know it, depending on their owners also being exceptional.

People had to get used to wolves.  Follow a wolf pack's howls on their "succeed one out of ten times" hunts, and there was usually an animal at bay that refuses to run, that the wolves can't deal with and humans could not have caught. They were used as dogs before being domesticated or even tamed.
 
2021-03-08 5:32:10 PM  
Unless there has been an update, the big DNA survey of dogs and wolves showed the dogs to be more closely related to each other than to any of the wolf samples.  Meaning that the original wolf stock they came from no longer exists, or at least was not among the sample included in the survey.

I do not know if new world breeds were included.
 
2021-03-09 4:20:44 AM  
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goodncold: So they found a wolf tooth in a cave...

 
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