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Pet Dog: A 35,000 year history?

Scientists at Durham University are researching the history of the pet dog. They are examining DNA from the ancient remains of wolves and dogs.

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Full Report: Pet Dog - a 35,000 year history?

We all know that they demand love, attention and a lifetime of companionship - but dogs may have been man's best friend for far longer than we thought.

Durham University has been given one million pounds to work out the date of the first pet dogs.

And as Dan Ashby reports, from wolves to poodles, our canine companions may have been there for us for more than thirty thousand years.

Watch his full report below.

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