Learned something new!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Wolf-Kim, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just learned that Labrador Retrievers decended from Newfies!

    That is pretty cool, for some reason I would have never thought!!
     
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting! I didn't know that either.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ooh! thats WHY i like them so much! My dream is to have a Newfie! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, let me just state that this show just lost a good part of it's legitimacy in my eyes.

    It just stated that "some scientist believe that chihuahuas are descended from fennec fox instead of wolves"

    Sorry, just because they look that different doesn't mean they are descended from a fox. Pretty sure that would make them a different species than the rest of the breeds! They wouldn't be able to breed with other dogs and produce fertile offspring, and I'm pretty darn sure they can and do! LMAO
     
  5. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    what show are you talking about?
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dogs 101

    If you watch it, take it with a grain of salt! Some things they state are just silly. [​IMG]
     
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Quote:Dogs 101

    If you watch it, take it with a grain of salt! Some things they state are just silly. [​IMG]

    Yes it is weird what they say.
     
  8. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hard to say ... and depends on what else their ancestors may have once been able to interbreed with. I don't know whether a modern fennec fox can interbreed with other sorts of canines, but it's probably not a true fox. I recall seeing some show that indicated they have less chromosomes than foxes.

    ... anyway, most domestic dogs originally descended from the jackal, whereas the German Shepherd Dog and various sled dog breeds have more wolf ancestry, and they're all "dogs" today.

    So ... who knows? They might figure it out when scientists have finally gotten around to mapping every creature's every chromosome.

    Interesting speculation.
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's not just Dogs 101.
    When I was growing up in Alaska everyone claimed their dog was half wolf. I never saw so many chihuahua wolf crosses, mini poodle wolf crosses, etc. [​IMG]

    Imp- never saw a teacup yorkie wolf cross though.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I have heard the fox thing before!... [​IMG]
    not about the little ankle biters though..about dogs in general..
    now i gotta go search around.. [​IMG]
     

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