First Friend Fact #34

The flawed reliance on wolf behavior to interpret dog behavior is called lupomorphism. While it is true that dogs and wolves share a common ancestor, that does not mean that dogs are descended from wolves. This is an important distinction. The evolutionary trajectories of wolves and dogs diverged when some of the wolf-dogs started hanging out with proto-humans.

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Tony Bierman, "First Friend Fact #34," OBTESA, Accessed February 28, 2024,