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Tango0107 Aug 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

"Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they came to share our lives, say US scientists.

Dogs evolved from wolves tens of thousands of years ago.

During this time, certain genes that make dogs particularly gregarious have been selected for, according to research.

This may give dogs their distinctive personalities, including a craving for human company…"
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XRaysVision08 Aug 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

Not new news. Just about anyone who has a passing interest in genetics and domestication knows about this experiment started in '50s.

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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

Actually, there's reason to believe it may have been dogs that domesticated us.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

I can't recall which ones at the moment, but there are at leas 2 episodes of the series "Dogs: The Untold Story" that deal with that very topic.

Dan
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Tango0112 Aug 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

Thanks Dan!


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