First Wave of Work Dogs Discovered in Siberia
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First Wave of Work Dogs Discovered in Siberia

I hate to bring up the Russians, what with the Russiagate scandal abounding… but… Russian archaeologist Vladimir Pitulko, at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia… recently made a remarkable canine discovery.

While it is awkward and difficult… for an American Alpha Bichon like myself to admit this… (I don’t want trouble with Siberian Huskies)… let me spit it out…

Russia is #1 at Designing Work Dogs.

The first wave of work dogs have been discovered in Siberia, Russia. Now, I don’t know whether humans will be losing jobs or not. If so, I’m sure compassionate canines will chip in for some kind of guaranteed basic income for them. After all, we have been friends for over 9,000 years!


“It’s time to rewrite the record on dogs with jobs. We all know humans have long bred canines into all sizes and shapes to do our bidding—even if that’s just sitting in a queen’s sleeve or a celebrity’s purse. But we didn’t know for how long we’d been doing it.

Previously, researchers believed that canine breeding began 7,000 years ago with herding dogs in the Near East. New discoveries, published this May in the Journal of Archaeology, suggest the first work dogs were actually designed in Siberia at least 9,000 years ago, based on fossil carbon dating and the shape of the bones.”

~ Ephrat Livni

READ MORE: The Dog Domestication Timeline Gets an Update, Thanks to New Discoveries of Canines Bred for Work in Siberia 9,000 Years Ago | Quartz


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