Dogs That Changed the World: Rise of the Dog
Season 25 Episode 11 | 53m 10s
This film explores how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves — and human trash — that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has placed the origins of domesticated dogs — and those of the first dog — in East Asia.
Aired: 04/22/07Video has closed captioning.