Modern dogs are genetically distant from their ancestors
Published on May 24th, 2012 | by Admin0
Although many modern breeds look like those depicted in ancient texts or in Egyptian pyramids, cross-breeding across thousands of years has meant that it is not accurate to label any modern breeds as “ancient,” the researchers said.
Breeds such as the Akita, Afghan Hound and Chinese Shar-Pei, which have been classed as “ancient,” are no closer to the first domestic dogs than other breeds due to the effects of lots of cross-breeding, the study found.
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