From Pug to Golden Retriever, 5 popular dog breeds and the story of their origin
Did you know that scientists have evidence which points at dogs being the first animal domesticated by man? Dogs have been a man's best friend for a long time and many evacuated relics and fossils have given researchers enough reasons to believe both the species have been inseparable. According to scientists studying the DNA of prehistoric dogs in Germany, all modern dogs 'have the same geographic origin'. Also, there are around 400 hundred dog breeds today and some interesting stories behind the origin of these dogs because people used to selectively breed different types of dogs to adapt to different needs like hunting, sheep herding, etc. As men migrated from place to place, they also took their dogs along. So, while you might have a St. Bernard as a pet in the hot and humid weather of India, these gigantic species of dogs didn't originate here. So, let's look at the story of the origin of some of the most popular dog breeds.