Small Dogs

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    thats deifnatly interesting...
    and makes some sense
    though depist it all for me its still incredibly hard to belive that the chihuahua...comes from a wolf lol

    even more so i have a hard time looking at my little nekkid man and thinking wolf LOL!
     
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    Maura New Member

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    Interesting. But I wonder if small scavanger dogs did well in a certain place in a certain time because they require less food than a larger dog. When food is scarce, leftovers are scarce.
     
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    eh.... there's a few things I don't buy there.

    First, I'm not on the whole "dogs are from wolves bandwagon." I more think they evolved from a common ancestor.

    There are many different reasons why the grey wolf in the middle east may share a similiar gene.... so that doesn't mean that small dogs came from them...
     
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    hmm..that is quite interesting.
    definitely some food for thought
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    IF what I read was correct both cats and dogs originated from the same creature.
     
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    Yeah, this popped out at me when I read the article too.

    I'd be interested, though, to see if they can find the gene in any other canids.
     

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