Scientists pinpoint origins of little dogs

by Rebecca on February 25, 2010

in Animals in the News

Small dogs the world over can all trace their ancestry back to the Middle East, where the first diminutive canines emerged more than 12,000 years ago. 

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Image: Gibson, Zoie Deanne Fitzmaurice / Science

A stretch of DNA allows Gibson, a Great Dane, to look a pony in the eye – while Zoie, a Chihuahua, can fit into a purse.

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