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The second hour of "Dogs That Changed the World" details the explosion of the basic...
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Nature  ·  Episode 2411

Dogs That Changed the World: Rise of the Dog

04/22/2007

This film explores how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves — and human trash — that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has placed the origins of domesticated dogs — and those of the first dog — in East Asia.

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