And Man Created Dog

Published on 30th March 2017 by

Feature length 2010 National Geographic documentary which tells the story of 40,000 years of inter-species friendship between dogs and humans, from the earliest domestication of the animals which evolved from Wolves to the designer breeds that sit on your lap today. Scientists deconstruct the genetic history of the dog to show how man has constantly re-engineered the dog to adapt to a changing world, whether that is to herd sheep, collect shot birds, seek out drugs and contraband, lead the blind, or just to keep your lap warm. Tens of thousands of years of human intervention in evolution have created the loyal companions that we have today.

The film also looks at the negative impact that man has had on dogs, including the problem of hereditary defects that have been brought on through selective breeding, and the problem of stray and unwanted dogs.

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