20 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Dogs are Evolved from Wolves Through Artificial Selection

Take the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), a single species that comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments. Every single one, purebred or mutt, descends from a single ancestral species—most likely the Eurasian gray wolf—that humans began to select about 10,000 years ago. The American Kennel Club recognizes 150 different breeds, and you’ve seen many of them: the tiny, nervous Chihuahua, perhaps bred as a food animal by the Toltec of Mexico; the robust Saint Bernard, thick...
Folksonomies: evolution breeding dogs
Folksonomies: evolution breeding dogs
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Breeders are able to sculpt dogs into whatever they desire. Experimental proof of evolution.