Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Dog-human cooperation is based on social skills of wolves, scientists show

Date:
January 20, 2015

Source:
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Summary:
Dogs are 'man's best friend.' The origins of this dog-human relationship were subject of a study by behavioral scientists. They showed that the ancestors of dogs, the wolves, are at least as attentive to members of their species and to humans as dogs are. This social skill did not emerge during domestication, as has been suggested previously, but was already present in wolves.


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