Animal IQ

A New Origin Story For The Domesticated Dog

Most of us know the story of how wolves became dogs: they got closer to humans by eating our scraps, evolved to be less fearful of us, and finally became man's best friend. But new research out of Oxford has some surprising new insight into this old origin story. Hear about it in the video below.

The New Origin Of Dogs

An Oxford researcher thinks they may have been domesticated not once, but twice.

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What Was The First Domesticated Dog?

Find out why researchers think dogs can trace their origins to Europe.

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How Are New Dog Breeds Created?

Hear how dogs went from wolves to chihuahuas.

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Written by Curiosity Staff October 4, 2016