This documentary discusses the origin of dogs and their domestication. It explores how humans and dogs have coevolved and compares dogs with their ancestor, the wolf. We would highly recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in dogs and how they became known as “mans best friend”.
The dog is the ultimate human creation. With 400 breeds and counting, the dog is more varied in size and behavior than any other species on the planet. National Geographic looks at man’s evolutionary manipulation of dogs’ appearance, talents and temperament—and the accelerating efforts to create breeds to suit our needs (more than 80 percent of today’s breeds did not exist 150 years ago). From desirable traits like supersensitive hearing and smell to the unintended consequences of genetic diseases, learn how nature and man have partnered to deliberately create new and specialized versions of man’s best friend.