We've been bfs for ages… literally.
Researchers have discovered that the French were domesticating dogs in prehistoric times (about 15,000 years ago), far earlier than previously thought.
They would use poodle-like animals as hunting partners and to keep them warm when they sheltered in caves.
The researchers said that the dogs would have been below about 17inches in height, the same size as today’s poodles, beagles and cockers.
They said the animal could have been domesticated from small wolves, although diet and climate could have accounted for their small size.
But the relationship wasn’t always so healthy for man’s best friend - the French ate them too and used their fur for clothing.
So yeah…. not quite the same.
[Image via WENN.]
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