There are many reasons why people are going to get a dog: a childhood dream, a fashion trend, a feeling of loneliness, a request from a child, a momentary desire, etc.
And very often very few people think about the characteristics of the breed.
And if attention is paid to the size (large or small) and the presence of a coat (smooth or shaggy), few people think about the nature of the future pet. Often a person is guided only by external signs: “like” – “dislike”. Continue reading
At the molecular level, the dog’s DNA is almost identical to wolf’s DNA: the difference is reflected in 0.2% of the mitochondrial DNA chain. On a scale of genetic material, this is a very small quantity. So, for example, differences between a wolf and a coyote are recorded in 4% mitochondrial DNA. It is also important to note that the wolf and the dog can give offspring capable of reproduction. This is perhaps the most striking illustration of how close they are. Continue reading