human dog bond

People show greater attachment towards pets than partners

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Despite the plethora of species sharing the planet with humans, only a privileged few occupy the position of pets. Pet-keeping is one of the closest forms of human-animal interaction in Western society; dogs being the most popular in the UK (PFMA, 2017).  In recent decades data suggest the human-dog relationship involves characteristics similar to those […]

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Earliest artwork of dogs found dating at least 8,000 years

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The debate about when dogs were domesticated has raged for years with commentators suggesting anywhere between 10,000 to 30,000+ years ago.  Nevertheless, fossils tell us very little about how dogs interacted with humans.  Now, new depictions of man’s best friend have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and are shedding new light on the human-dog relationship. […]

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The origin of dog; new DNA evidence

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Much has been written about the domestication of dogs over the years; research has pointed to Fido’s ancestor being from one line of wolf, and domestication happening at one time anywhere between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago (depending on which study you pick).  However, new evidence from researchers at the University of Oxford (working as […]

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