Human Evolution Aided by Dogs

How have dogs guided human evolution? Many of us think as dogs as our pets and that we made them that way, but could it maybe be the other way around? This video is an informative part of a larger BBC special that shows some of the true relationship with dogs throughout our evolution.

Most of us understand that the closest relatives to humans are other apes such as chimpanzees, and that we have many things in common with them, but there is a trait that we have with dogs that may be even closer. Our trait of empathy is believed to be shared by dogs in such a strong way that both of our species have seen it and been brought together in a mutual bond of friendship and cooperation stronger than any other. This short piece from the remarkable special "The Secret Life Of The Dog" shows us some of that.

This video was uploaded to YouTube on January 08, 2010 by the BBC. If you can't see the video above, we also have a link to the YouTube page for this video.

If you'd like to read more here at Nature Center Magazine about our longtime relationship with dogs, go here: From Wild Animal To Man's Best Friend

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