From Wolf to Dog: A Truly Remarkable Evolutionary Odyssey

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An adult gray wolf looks directly at the camera. Other photo: A French bulldog on a leash looks directly into the camera.

It has been well established through DNA testing that all modern domesticated dogs are descended from gray wolves (Canis lupus).  But how and when did the evolutionary process start? Perhaps our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors tamed wolves? It can’t be ruled out that over the eons this might have happened here and there. But such attempts […]