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Dog Domestication

Doggie Germs May Be Good For Us, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.24.2015 | Science

Owning a dog may give your health an even bigger boost than we realized. Studies have linked dog ownership with reduced stress and anxiety as well...

Jacqueline Howard

The Untold Story Of How Dogs Became Our Best Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Dogs and humans have been BFFs for a very long time -- at least 10,000 years. No surprise there. But have you ever wondered just how dogs and ...

Here's What May Have Turned Dogs Into Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science

We shower them with affection and provide all their necessities. They love and protect us in return--even run to our side when we call and cuddle on c...

Wolf's Powers of Observation May Have Aided Dog Domestication

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that the ability of humans to domesticate dogs may have its origins in the innate social skills of wolves.

Link Between Wolves, Dogs May Be More Complicated Than We Thought

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A new genetic analysis of modern dogs and wolves suggests that man's best friend was domesticated before agriculture. But the origin of this domesti...

DNA Study Reveals Where Your Pet Came From

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man's best friend first appear? The earliest know...

Skull DNA Points To MUCH Older Date For Dogs' Domestication

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/06/2013 05:04 PM EST on LiveScience A canine skull found in the Altai Mountains of S...

DNA Study Helps Explain How Wolves Become Dogs

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/23/2013 01:10 PM EST on LiveScience Dogs may have become man's best friend thanks, i...