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When Did Dogs Become Man’s Best Friend?

At some point, dogs evolved to become man’s best friend? When did this take place?

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The Incredible Explosion of Dog Breeds

“From a teacup-size Chihuahua to a Great Dane, there is an incredible amount of variety among dog breeds. But all breeds belong to a single species, so scientists have studied the breeds to better understand the workings of evolution.”

Evolution of the Dog

“Recent molecular evidence shows that dogs are descended from the gray wolf, domesticated about 130,000 years ago. But if they all share a common ancestor, why do toy poodles and Great Danes seem to have little in common?”

Wolf to Dog: Scientists Agree on How, but Not Where

“Scientists have long agreed that the closest living relatives of dogs are wolves, their link confirmed by both anatomy and DNA. Somewhere, at some point, some wolves became domesticated.”
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