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NOVA: Dog Tales

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Pack of dogs at Kennington Film Studios, London.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH/Matt Frost

Above: Pack of dogs at Kennington Film Studios, London.

Follow The Epic Journey Of Dog Domestication And See What Science Says About Dogs’ Love

Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn't always that way - and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why.

On NOVA "Dog Tales," researchers reveal how humans tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years, and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.

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Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always that way, and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Research into dog domestication and intelligence offers clues into what the human-dog relationship. And analyzing dogs’ brain activity and genes may even help answer whether dogs are in it for the food—or if they really love us.

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