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PINEHURST, N.C., Oct.
A new study has found that today’s dogs are more closely related to each other than they are to wolves – an indication that dogs were domesticated after they diverged from wolves.
An extensive genetic analysis of ancient canines, modern dogs and wolves suggests that the domesticated animal now known as “man’s best friend” originated in Europe at least 18,000 years ago.
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 Carolina Dog is a wild swamp dog discovered in the late 1970s. The breed was discovered by a Senior Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia, Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Junior. When he was working at the Savannah River site, he came across a stray dog which he first thought was just a normal stray. After a trip to the pound, he realized that it was more than just a normal domestic stray. The Carolina Dog has a ginger-colored coat, similar to the Dingo and other wild dogs. Experts...
The Basenji is a hunting dog that originated in central Africa. It is considered a hound, more specifically in the sight hound family. Due to its unusually shaped larynx the Basenji does not bark as a normal dog would, it produces an unusual yodel-like sound. The breed can mimic sounds and is able to bark if raised around other barking dogs. Some say they have a cat-like temperament. They are prized for their intelligence, speed, courage, silence and hunting ability. The Basenji typically...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.