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The breeding of domestic dogs over thousands of years has made it extremely difficult to trace the genetic roots of man’s best friend, according to a new study led by researchers at Durham University in the U.K.
The Samoyed is a breed of dog which was originally bred to pull the sleds of nomadic reindeer herders from Siberia. The breed was developed not only to pull sleds, but also to assist in herding and keep its owners warm at night, acting as their blanket by sleeping on top of them. Following the Russian Revolution, the Samoyed became obsolete for these people, but enough of the dogs had been brought to Europe to establish the breed there. The breed was used in several famed expeditions, such as...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.