Tuesday, June 24, 2008
How We Grew Dogs From Wolves: Pet Stories
June 24, 2008
In Ancient times people kept wolves as pets.
Five thousand years ago, Egyptians began keeping dogs.
People developed different breeds.
Dogs are good at passing their traits down.
In nineteen century Europe, National Geographic points out that perfection was considered an important thing; in design of buildings, architecture and in dogs.
The nouveau rich was involved in promoting this.
It became a middle class hobby to the middle class to isolate one breed from another
in the hopes of improving it.
They called this "Eugenics" or the conceit of improving breeding by selective breeding.
This breeding has become enormously successful.They have created a hugely varied and enormously diverse and interesting set of animals by this sort of breeding.
What is your favorite kind of dog?Why?
Or are you a cat person?