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National Geographic Magazine February 2012
  • XabiXabi
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  • cool! thanks for posting the link.

  • XabiXabi
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  • catloreecatloree
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  • AnnaAnna
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    This reminds me of that thread from a little while ago where everyone was talking about how we grew up wanting wolves or wolf-hybrids.

    Looks like we all got what we wanted! :D (Sort of, from a genetics perspective, haha!)
  • Fawkes702Fawkes702
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    So cool!
  • May be this a silly question, if Shibas (and others at top of chart) have most wolf DNA - showing they have been domesticated longest...

    Wouldn't the longer domestication mean less wolfiness?

    (I am in no way not believing it, because I live with a Shiba and it explains a lot! :)

    I just don't have a great understanding of genetics but find it very interesting..

    PS..My mom called me about this article and felt like it explained Koji too -
  • NekopanNekopan
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    I think the chart is really cool since it shows how related the various breeds are, but I don't think the categories are all that descriptive.
  • inupamuinupamu
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    That's amazing!
  • ttddinhttddinh
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    do you mind if I crosspost this on the nihonken side?
  • ttddinhttddinh
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    Thanks for the article, it's great!
  • Wow, this is an very interesting chart. it wouldn't be my first guess that shibas got the closet genes to wolves among all dogs.

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