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Dogs First Drawn to Humans for Food (Surprise!) : Discovery News

Science & Tech  (tags: dogs, animals, pets, science, society, research, study )

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Ever feel tickled as a dog approached you -- tail wagging, friendly face -- only to realize he was after that half-sandwich you had stashed in your bag? It turns out that food may also have been the original lure as dogs first became domesticated.

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Fran away F (122)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:17 am
Like their relatives the bears, but with happier consequences for dogs and humans.

Cheryl O (82)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:41 am
LOL my dog turns into a different "PERSON" when food comes into the picture! TY noted.

Linda B (10)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:08 am
Makes sense that they were drawn to food (who isn't?). The info about starch digestion was interesting.

Lisa Sears (151)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:02 am
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
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