Recent findings by DNA scientists prove that dogs have human DNA. The science is out that we humans and dogs have exchanged bodily fluids or DNA, thus causing our genetic makeup over the millennia to become very similar to one another. As a matter of fact, the top ten diseases that affect us humans, also are the top ten diseases amongst purebred dogs including cancer, epilepsy, heart disease, allergy, retinal disease and cataracts.
Here is an excerpt from National Geographic that helps explain this for you:
Scientists have completed a rough sketch of the canine genome. The results may explain why dogs are humans' best friend: Their genes are similar.
"Dogs suffer from more than 350 genetic disorders, many of which resemble human conditions," said Ewen Kirkness, a molecular biologist at the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland who led the research. "The genes responsible for these are probably constant to humans and dogs."
The sequencing indicates that dog and human genomes are more similar to each other than either is to the mouse, though it appears the dog lineage diverged first from the common ancestor.
DOGS DESCEND FROM THE WOLF ONLY -
Dogs are descendants of the wolf and science has already verified via DNA that it is the wolf alone who is the ancestral race of all dogs. Hence, based on these findings, science says that there was no other dog like species on earth other than the wolf that had helped create who we call today, "man's best friend or the dog."
is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term "domestic dog" is generally used for both domesticated and feral varieties. The dog may have been the first animal to be domesticated and has been the most widely kept, working, hunting, and as a pet animal in human history. The word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" for the female of the species.
So the question must be asked; "If dogs only descend from wolves, then how did they become so domesticated to where they are known world-wide as man's best friend; and more importantly, how in the world did the dog obtain human DNA in its genes?" Did this human DNA cause the domestication of this wolf hybrid to then cause the blood to become human like to the point that today many dog owner treat them like family as they sleep, eat and take vacations with their canines.
Therefor, it doesn't take a DNA rocket scientist to understand the fact that some sirius genetic engineering had occurred in the ancient past by our ancestors and this dog and human DNA connection is evidence of these blood facts.
In 2005, scientists had conducted a genetic study on 29 dogs by testing their DNA. What they found was that all samples from the 29 dog specimens contained human DNA, often at levels exceeding the amount of authentic ancient dog DNA. This study is incredible because they found these dogs to be more human than wolf. Hence, they contained more human DNA in their blood than ancient dog DNA.
A recent article in the New York Times on the canine and human history, where one of the scientist suggests a dog, Neanderthal and a modern human evolution suggestion;
Two recent publications about the misty depths of canine and human history suggest some answers. In one, an international team of scientists concludes that we really don’t know when and where dogs were domesticated. Greger Larson of the University of Durham, in England, the first of 20 authors of that report, said of dog DNA, “It’s a mess.”
In the other, Pat Shipman, an independent scientist and writer, suggests that dogs may have helped modern humans push the Neanderthals out of existence and might even have helped shape human evolution.
This is a very big dog deal that has flown under the DNA and human radar for quite sometime, but the history and clues to what might have happened between dogs and humans has been here all along. In fact, one of the earliest human grave sites is located in Israel that shows a lot of evidence that the dog was very much part of their human society.
In the near future, I will create a follow up article to this one where I will explore the connection between humans, dogs, the bible and kings. If you have not already done so, I suggest you read a couple of my previous articles on the dog, human and king connection in which I have included links to these articles below.