Beverly Hills, CA - Researchers interested in the origin of the domestic dog have long thought that modern sled dogs such as the Greenland sled dog, Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malaute breeds were only about 2000 to 3000 years old.
These breeds were thought to be relatively young companed to the many thousands of years dogs have been associated with human beings.
But new research by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the University of Greenland and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona tells a different story. The researchers extracted the DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov for which the ancient dog is named and compared it to the genome of our modern sled dog breeds.
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