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Old March 31st, 2010, 09:20 PM   #31

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Anyone know what the earliest art depicting dogs is?

And yeah, dogs are our buddies... And horses too!
(I dont want Prince to read this and get jealous!)
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Old March 31st, 2010, 09:39 PM   #32

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Another interesting article on domestication of the dog, again...
http://animal.discovery.com/news/bri.../earlydog.html

This one suggests the far east as a point of origin:
http://knol.google.com/k/the-dog-its-origins-evolution#

In regards to early depiction of dogs:
http://www.americanscientist.org/iss...-at-the-door/4

DOMESTICATION OF ANIMALS AND ANCIENT ART
The domestication of animals and the shift from a hunter-gatherer culture to one more focused on settlement and agriculture is again reflected in the arts, most specifically seen by the replacement of wild animal depictions with those of a primarily domestic nature. One of the earliest species to be domesticated is believed to be the dog, ‘man’s best friend’, with evidence of domestic dog (based on the shape of the mandible) dating to around 14,000 years ago, found at Bonn-Oberkassel in Germany. Some of the earliest images of the dog in art are those at the Algerian site of Tassili N’Ajjier, thought to date to approximately 8,000 years ago and engraved into the rock surface of the cliffs. Here a dog, spitz-like with curled tail, accompanies a man, probably on a hunting expedition - the site is also home to an array of engravings of animals including, elephants, giraffes, ostrich and hippopotamus, the latter of which have been extinct in this area for approximately 6,000 years. Since their domestication so many years ago, dogs have become one of the most widespread of domestic ‘pet’ animals and have been depicted in the arts prolifically and continuously in one form or another to the present day.
- http://www.animalartfair.com/animal_art_history.html

Oldest dog breeds: DNA research was conducted to determine which dog breeds had the most common 'genetic fingerprints' to wolves.

The fourteen "ancient breeds" identified are:

Afghan Hound
Akita
Alaskan Malamute
Basenji
Chow Chow
Lhasa Apso
Pekingese
Saluki
Samoyed
Shar-pei
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Tibetan Terrier

This research was reported in the article "Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog" in the journal Science, Volume 304, on May 21, 2004.
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Anyone know what the earliest art depicting dogs is?

And yeah, dogs are our buddies... And horses too!
(I dont want Prince to read this and get jealous!)
I adore horses. Their eyes make you melt
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I adore horses. Their eyes make you melt
Yes they do. There is intelligence in a horses eyes. They are smart and alert. Of all the beasts of the field, I think that horses might be the most impressive. They have thier own ways. It is easy to love them.
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The Dingo arrived in Australia by boat with South Asian seafarers around 5,000 years ago,
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The Dingo arrived in Australia by boat with South Asian seafarers around 5,000 years ago,
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A genetic analysis of the Australian dingo suggests the dogs tagged along on an epic expansion of people out of southern China around 6,000 years ago.
Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues think the introduction of the dogs may be associated with the spread of seafaring Austronesian-speaking people throughout South-East Asia.

The Austronesian culture had its origins in south China, expanding from Taiwan via the Philippines to Indonesia. Although dingoes are now wild, they descend from domestic dogs that accompanied these Austronesians on their voyages...
All the dingo mtDNA types either belonged to or showed great similarity to a single type called A29. ... among domestic dogs, A29 is found only in East Asia, suggesting the dogs' origins lie here, rather than on the Indian subcontinent.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3529010.stm.
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The origins of dogs must've varied. There must've been separate domestications of them from different regions.

This is from a study published last year suggested S. East Asia/SEAsia (there was even an earlier study but I don't think those were as conclusive as this).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4816135/

The conflicting and possible interbreeding and crossbreeding (the same way many animals were like chicken and pigs, probably domesticated several times and were crossbred and transferred over the years as humans migrated).
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Just ran into this. Cool.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...ff-images-spd/

Dogs are so WONDERFUL. I wish they lived much longer.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 02:31 PM   #39

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Pinterest page with early dog pictures:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/561964859727204079/
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Reason actually is ... they were essential for better successful hunt. Also, keep you warm on cold knight, companion and friend. ' Dog is friend of mankind'.

The 4 animals that made civilization possible ;

Cattle, horses , dogs , humans .




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