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The History of Dogs

A picture of a greyhound
Thomas Sale
A picture of a greyhound

Dogs started in East Asia after being domesticated from wolves around 27,000-40,000 years ago. Around 20,000 years ago, however, humans domesticated them, and 9,000-7,000 years ago they were originally used for hunting allies and bodyguards against predators. Also, around 11,000 years ago humans started using them to help them farm, and dog’s predecessors slowly started to go extinct.

 

 Dogs since then have been similar to dogs that we all know today, but there are still more historical facts and history about dogs, Like how dogs back then looked like a Husky from today, with the size of a German Shepard. Also, dogs back then were called Miacis, and not dogs. The ancestors that they devolved from were called the Pleistocene Wolves.

 

 Also, dogs can only see blue, yellow, and anything in between, so they are practically colorblind, which wouldn’t have helped them hunt. Dogs can see in the dark, however, which helps to counter their colorblindness. Hunting dogs also are usually smarter than other dogs as well. Hunting dogs are categorized into two types; Hounds, and Gun Dogs.

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Thomas Sale
Thomas is a sixth grader at the Wellington Landings Middle School and likes some things, some of those being penguins, the color red, and ice cream. A few hobbies that he enjoys are swimming, playing video games, and chilling out. 

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    Robert GreenfieldJan 29, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    dogs are pretty good.

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