View Full Version : Origins of small dogs

02-25-2010, 04:55 AM
Here's something interesting - and a little surprising but maybe not - about the origins of small dogs: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/25/2830392.htm


Squirt's Mom
02-25-2010, 11:22 AM
That is very interesting, Alison! Thanks for sharing it!

That has been one of my questions as to whether all dogs will have wolf in their ancestry. Just how did we get such tiny dogs as Chihuahuas? I hope there will be more published studies on this theory.


03-03-2010, 10:51 PM
cant imagine my ebonie with any wolf traits in her.. was interesting reading.. about chihuahuas..catherine;)

03-04-2010, 05:09 PM
Nobody really knows the history of the Chihuahua but it's going to take more than a "striking similarity between a gene variant found in small dogs and the variant found in the Middle Eastern grey wolf" to convince me that Chi's are direct descendants of this or any other wolf. That's my unsolicited opinion on the matter.