Dogs are 99.8% genetically equivalent to wolves. They can freely inter-breed. For the record, humans and chimps (our closest relatives) cannot inter-breed. If they didn't come from wolves, where exactly did they come from? And for the record humans did not evolve from chimps. We had a common ancestor millions of years ago but did not directly "evolve" from chimps.
Now, pack theory, alpha leader, and all that junk - that's a different story altogether. I'm a human, not a pack leader. I think my dogs are smart enough to understand that.
Now, I do try to communicate in a way that is clear to the dog - black & white, and consequences are immediate, but all that alpha talk is a bit old fashioned IMO.
X11 - watch Dogs Decoded, and The Science of Dogs. Especially Dogs Decoded shows the differences between domesticated dogs and wolves and they are both available on Netflix.
To the person that doesn't believe in evolution - what is there to believe in? It's science. Science is either true or false, there is no believing. I find it funny that in 2012 something like 40% of the US population does not believe in evolution - a theory that has been proven with the advent of genetics.
Last edited by ayoitzrimz; 01-10-2013 at 07:32 AM.