Dog Evolution

How did modern dogs come to be?

05/29/2020

Scientists have a few ideas about how ancient wolves evolved into dogs. We know that some wolves gained the ability to live near humans without fear, which gave them a better chance to survive. Over time, humans found them useful and began to breed them, leading to the pets we know today. This video from our Dogs: A Science Tail traveling exhibition—currently touring the country—explores how modern dogs came to be.