The dogs could have been domesticated independently in eastern and western Eurasia from distinct populations of wolves. This is what reveals a study with the contribution of Christopher HITTE from "Dog Genetics" group. Publication in Science.
Unlike what most geneticists previously thought, the ancestor of modern-day dogs may not be a hundred percent Asian. Man’s best friend could in fact be a cross between two genetic “relatives,” one that was domesticated in East Asia and the other in Western Europe. Demonstration [...]