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  1. May 14, 2013 · The study shows that dogs split from gray wolves about 32,000 years ago, and that since then, domestic dogs' brains and digestive organs have evolved in ways very similar to the brains and organs...

  2. Feb 13, 2004 · How and when did dogs diverge from their wolf ancestors? And what can we learn about human diseases by studying the canine genome? We'll also take a look at the unique relationship dogs have with ...

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  4. Mar 01, 2019 · More recent studies suggest humans may have first domesticated dogs some 6,400-14,000 years ago when an initial wolf population split into East and West Eurasian wolves, which were domesticated independently of each other and gave birth to 2 distinct dog populations before going extinct.

  5. The dog diverged from a now-extinct population of wolves 27,000-40,000 years ago immediately before the Last Glacial Maximum, when much of the mammoth steppe was cold and dry. The origin of the domestic dog includes the dog's genetic divergence from the wolf, its domestication, and the emergence of the first dogs.

  6. It was thought until very recently that dogs were wild until about 12,000 years ago. But DNA analysis published in 1997 suggests a date of about 130,000 years ago for the transformation of wolves...

  7. There is archaeological evidence dogs were the first animals domesticated by humans more than 30,000 years ago (more than 10,000 years before the domestication of horses and ruminants). This started when wolves began scavenging food scraps from humans, who then began to domesticate the wolves providing them with shelter and protection.

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