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Old 07-12-2006, 03:27 AM   #1
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Default ot:How did Wolves evolve into Dogs?

just curious, anyone know?
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:30 AM   #2
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same family in kingdom animalia, i believe. If you put a dog out in the wild for a few months, it will come to resemble a wolf. That I know.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:30 AM   #3
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They didn't. They evolved along side dogs, much like humans evolved along side other primates, and not FROM them.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:32 AM   #4
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I heard a story on Discovery Channel or something like that where they claimed dogs came to be man's best friend because a lot of dog species found it easier to just follow humans around and eat their scraps than it was to hunt on their own. Over time they began to work well together.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:33 AM   #5
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same family in kingdom animalia, i believe. If you put a dog out in the wild for a few months, it will come to resemble a wolf. That I know.

can I try that with my neighbors chihuahua?
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:34 AM   #6
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Wolves first hunted out the food of humans at there habitat and eventually got less and less scared of them each time they did.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:35 AM   #7
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can I try that with my neighbors chihuahua?

yes you can.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:35 AM   #8
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Classic!
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:57 AM   #9
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yeah there are alot of canine species...wolves were just one so no most dogs did not evolve from wolves.
The smaller variations were bred to be that way so you can say they artificially evolved much like the plants we grow to be bigger.
My theory is that many dogs were domesticated b/c they were prone to domestication. Likely they were in areas that humans migrated to much like horses and cows were. Without those millions of years of co-evolution and adaptation to humanity's crude attempts at domestication these animals had no genetic fear of humans and were prone to domestication. Compare a horse and a zebra if you will to see the difference. There is no way in hell a zebra would allow you to ride it. This may apply to many dogs as well.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:51 AM   #11
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They didn't. They evolved along side dogs, much like humans evolved along side other primates, and not FROM them.

Humans are primates?
That explains a lot, thanks for the 411.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:10 AM   #12
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are you doing like a science project or something dude???
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:18 PM   #13
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The Domesticated Dog is the same species as the wolf. It's just a different breed. Thousands of years of selective breeding has given us the Dog species we have today. (Actually, you might want to double check my facts, but I believe I'm right)
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Everyone's ignoring my explanation. Grr.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:24 PM   #15
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The T-Wolves have a lot of dogs playing for them.

(That was bad, sorry)
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