The generally accepted common ancestor of present-day Mammalia including dogs, Cats, Civets and hyaenas was Miacis a small inconspicuous Carnivore which was no bigger than a weasel but with longer legs like some halfway house weasel 🐶. It surely was a common ancestor of cats and dogs, the missing link from the Paleolithic period! Prior to that the commo!n ancestor of all basic carnivores were the therapsids from the late Permian/ early Triassic period, they had barely evolved from the reptiles and we’re not mammals yet in the accepted form in which they present today. They were dog -like in appearance , this was certainly true but much more fearsome like the monstrous dogs spoken about in ancient philosophies.
It began in Africa..the earliest dog genomes were found in African hunting dogs which later evolved into the common ancestor of Canis Familiaris the domesticated dog of the Holocene period onwards. Today the domesticated dog takes all shapes and form from the tallest Great Danes to the most minuscule Chihuahua.There is a movement away from the most purely bred dog towards healthier breeds which would previously have been seen simply as impure of breed, lacking breed club standardisation and Heinz 57 crossbreds. However such new mishmash’s have a healthier more natural general appearance, and have really caught on .These include the cockerpoos and labradoodles, etc. Still more await to be added to the awesome equations!. However it still remains amazing that even the tiniest most purely bred dogs such as the Pekingese share a common Gray wolf ancestry with the rangier more wolf like dogs, the Eurasian Gray 🐺 wolf. Indeed I noted our little cairn Pippa, a wheaten blondie would often howl in melancholic chords as sunset fell towards dusk!! Primitive dog breeds and Spitzes, as well as graceful scent hounds and pastoral dogs such as Salukis, borzois and collies tend to contain even more Gray wolf ! Even so the most interbred and least wolf-like in appearance companion dogs have high quantities of the Gray wolf 🐺 genome.
I love Welsh corgi’s which have been one of the most spoken about dogs in the media recently for obvious reasons! Perhaps their popularity as a breed will catch on almost to the extent of the French bulldog, nicknamed the Frenchie. They are likewise a compact easy to care for breed, they have the appearance of cute little primitive dogs with their pointed ears.There are two distinct types the tailless Pembroke corgi which the late queen patronised and kept and the lengthier, tailed Cardigan Corgi both named after respective counties from the West coast of Wales a favourite holiday place of both my mums family and my dad who only had one living brother when U was young, whom he never saw. So the breed have another point of sentimentality for me in light of this, especially since my dad’s side also had Welsh genes, these being the Davies’s who settled in Nantwich,. a Welsh salt town. The painters shop at the back of Pall mall was first established in the earlier 19th century by my father’s great grandad!!…Well to end on a sad note despite being classed as a paying member of the Wiki media commons, six people from the commons are indefinitely blocking from contributing to editions and developing a miscellaneous user page, I suppose it is their loss.
However we all know that the UK economy is not at its best right now so every bit of money spent is their loss. Quite honestly I reiterate my point so I can make interesting articles with freedom of speech, I honestly wish they would desist, for the sake of freedom from censorship and progress from earlier centuries I suppose this will soon have to happen, otherwise it is retrogression and quite simply if the people at the helm say it is free for anyone to edit or contribute to these would-be harks make the forum look like one of sheer hypocrisy!! The argument against me by the so-called friendly tearoom who welcomed discursive contributors it seemed was that I was aggressive for complaining that their over deletions. My seemed like bullying, the very thought of them being bullies was aggressive to them and I am indefinitely suspended from writing my own articles or contributing in light of this. The other reason was that I had an encyclopaedic brain but was a dumb ass ranter as well, the two statements very much contradict each other and these few people seem to be as ignorant as they come !! What sensible person would be so destructive in their attitude to think this??..What is also disappointing is my Philip Sidney contribution being deleted, I have a BA in English Literature and am educated to postgraduate level 7.,.I think power should be taken out of the hands of such bombastic disruptive oligarchs or Wiki faces the prospect of being branded an insincere money-making racket. To crown it all although I’ve never been a staunch royalist a show of deference and respect to the late elderly monarch of the UK seemed to annoy them still further, I got the intuition of them barring me after that, saying right let’s get her off, the anarchichal disruptive , over censorious bombast to laugh out loud!!.. am I never to return to such a seething pot of sinister hatred and envy then??