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The Evolution Of Dogs

Sometimes it's difficult to imagine the evolution of dogs. How did they go from wolves, mighty hunters of the north, to breeds as varied as Chihuahuas, Poodles, and Mastiffs?


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It's amazing to think of how wolves and dogs are related, but the connections are there. Whether barking protectively or retrieving a stick instead of a meal, we can see why our own ancestors would have wanted wolves alongside them.


Thanks to Invisible Fence for sharing this infographic.


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