history of dogs Copyright © 2007 to 2018 by Meeries vom Egelsee

history of dogs


The ancestor of the dog is the common gray wolf.
The genetic difference between the gray wolf and the dogs is 0.2%.

Researchers found that the path of wolf and dog is very likely to split about 135,000 years ago.
In some countries dogs were discovered by a genetic analysis that can be considered the archetypes of the first dogs (here called pariah dogs, or dogs are Shensi).

35,000 years ago people like the dog-wolf brought to Europe. To breed the dog, the man began about 10,000 years ago until he was settled.
The variety of dogs originated from the 16th century to the present day, where the man tried for any purpose to breed a dog.

classes after Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

  1. group: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs
  2. group: Pinscher und Schnauzer
  3. group: Terrier
  4. group: Dachshunds
  5. group: Spitz and primitive types
  6. group: Running dogs, bloodhounds
  7. group: Dog pointers
  8. group: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
  9. group: Society - and companying Dog
  10. group: greyhounds
Wolf Examples of individual groups:
  1. group: German shepherd
  2. group: Bouvier des Ardennes
  3. group: Newfoundland
  4. group: Appenzeller Sennenhund
  5. group: Schnauzer
  6. group: Wolfsspitz
  7. group: Pudel
  8. group: French Bulldog
  9. group: Rhodesian Ridgeback
  10. group: Afghane
In addition to the purebred dogs, there are still plenty mixes , which has the advantage that they generally mean less to hereditary diseases, such as HD suffer.
In Germany there are currently about five million dogs. So is the dog of the German second favorite pet.


depressions of dogs

  • Senses: conjunctivitis, ear inflammation, cataract
  • digestive organs: parasites, tartar, bloat, feed intolerance, acute resorption
  • respiratory system: of lung cancer
  • cardiovascular system: enlarged heart, heart valve disease
  • urinary and sexual organs: renal failure, uterine suppuration, prostate enlargement
  • Hormonal disorders: diabetes mellitus, disorders in the thyroid and adrenal glands, pseudopregnancy
  • nervous system: epilepsy, disturbances of nerve function
  • skin: mammary gland tumors, allergies, parasites
  • musculoskeletal system: hip dysplasia (HD), Elbow dysplasia (ED)
  • Infections: parvo, distemper or rabies, leishmaniasis, babesiosis, heartworm disease, Lyme disease