But is he an early modern wolf – or one of the world’s very oldest domesticated dogs?.How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs.That’s 64.9m years before Dogor existed.
Archaeologists and those who study fossils claim that a weasel-like mammalian called Miacis lived on Asiatic soil 60 million years ago, and went on to become the ancestor of canids – comprising foxes, jackals, wolves, dingoes, coyotes, and last but not the least, dogs.
Earlier this week, British animal welfare charities reported how they had seen a surge of “wolf look-a-like” breeds such as huskies, akitas and malamuts coming into their rescue centres because of the Game of Thrones phenomenon.
Games of Thrones' Jon Snow with a direwolf cub (Image: HBO)The stark reality of the highly-acclaimed fantasy series is a phalanx of unwanted dogs bought by fans enchanted by the idea of having their own direwolves.
We show off their adorable moments in the hope of helping people identify with them at least and maybe change their fear response into a healthy respect through education.’ (Picture: Brittany Allen) (Picture: Shy Wolf Sanctuary/Brittany Allen) Brittany also explained that wolfdogs can be hard to handle – given you never know which side (wolf or dog) will be most dominant.
One really nice thing about cats is that they typically need minimal training to use a litter box, says Mikel Delgado, an IAABC-certified cat behavior consultant and co-founder of Feline Minds in Berkley, California.