Modern dogs are genetically distant from their ancestors

Published on May 24th, 2012 | by Admin

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A recent genetic study has revealed that, due to cross-breeding over the years, modern-day dogs have very little in common with their ancient ancestors.

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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Story: e! Science News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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