What is the history of Dogs? The human's best-loved & loyal animal. A must-read for all dog lovers
All living members of the dog family is descended from a dog-like ancestors Cynodictus and from Tomacrtus. The wolf-like and lived about thirty million years ago.
The dog is not a brother of the wolf, but a cousin as he is descended from the same ancient relatives. Dogs' scientific name is Canis familiaris and is a species of the family Canidae - meat-eating mammals.
The dog first appears as a domesticated friend of ancient Egyptians. The early paintings of Egypt and some inscriptions show that dogs had some religious significance. The Egyptian God Anubis is depicted as having the body of a man and head of a dog! Dogs played a part in the religion of Greeks, usually as guardians of temples or animal sacrifices.
Of all animals, the dogs seem to be the most rewarding pet for men.