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Study Offers New Take on Early Dog-human Relationship

Scientists are still debating when and where dogs were domesticated, but there’s one thing most of them agree on: Early canines were working animals.
Archaeologists have often pointed to an aberration in the spines of many ancient canines, which researchers assumed resulted from hauling heavy loads.
A new paper, however, reveals that humans didn’t necessarily view dogs as merely working animals, but rather as essential assistants or loving companions.

More via Science Magazine.