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djublonskopf t1_j6hst2a wrote

Dogs didn't evolve from gray wolves specifically, but they definitely evolved from some kind of wolf or wolves.


annomandaris t1_j6iq1pz wrote

Yes, I mean as far as Ive read, the wolf/dog ancestor split into 2 wolf types. One was the ancestor of wolves that would become the wolves as we know them today, and the other was a wolf that would eventually be domesticated, and become something like a husky/malamutes, and eventually the rest of dog species.

So while wolves have been bred with dogs at several points in history, it’s not quite accurate to say dogs came from wolves (the ones we know today). They came from other wolves.