A brief history of dogs - David Ian Howe

  • Published: 26 March 2019
  • Trace the history of how wolves, one of humanity’s oldest rivals, evolved into the domesticated dogs we call “man’s best friend.”


    Since their emergence over 200,000 years ago, modern humans have established communities all over the planet. But they didn’t do it alone. Whatever corner of the globe you find humans in today, you’re likely to find another species as well: dogs. So how did one of our oldest rivals, the wolf, evolve into man’s best friend? David Ian Howe traces the history of humanity’s first domesticated animal.

    Lesson by David Ian Howe, directed by Cabong Studios.

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Comments • 1 088

  • Grace Nemet
    Grace Nemet  2 days back

    Wow, this must be the art of Keith haring.

    • depressed anon
      depressed anon  5 days back

      descendant of fierce grey wolf
      *see my dog chewing my shoes*
      yeah, pretty much

      • Wild Inferno014
        Wild Inferno014  6 days back

        The guy in the thumbnail is petting the dogs snout


        • Joseph Santi
          Joseph Santi  1 weeks back

          My dog never stop playing so he/her i forgot Always go to this hill then just run down.

          • Evan Young
            Evan Young  2 weeks back

            I am going to pet my dog now

            • Yuan Tronz
              Yuan Tronz  2 weeks back

              I thought that video was about Chinese cuisine.

              • Extremely Salty Player
                Extremely Salty Player  2 weeks back

                Dog behave better because we befriended them, cats are opposite because we once treated them royally

                • xXAceXx vannoort
                  xXAceXx vannoort  3 weeks back


                  • Jared Klein
                    Jared Klein  3 weeks back

                    Who cuddled with their dog after watching this?

                    • ChieppaChat
                      ChieppaChat  3 weeks back

                      Wolfs didnt evolve but ok. This is just speciation

                    • exposing theorys
                      exposing theorys  3 weeks back

                      Came from imgur

                      • boss egg
                        boss egg  4 weeks back

                        I like cats more then dogs

                        • John Smith
                          John Smith  4 weeks back

                          I've been interrogating my dog for hours, he still won't tell me who's a good boi..

                          • Nyta Sam
                            Nyta Sam  1 months back

                            Shout out to that first grey wolf who approached the human for food. If it weren’t for it, we wouldn’t have so many good bois.

                            • Onyx
                              Onyx  1 months back

                              Funny watching this with my 2 pound chiweenie laying on my neck.

                              • Kid Peligro
                                Kid Peligro  1 months back

                                So basically dogs are the descendants of wolves thousands of years ago who were like:

                                "Screw it, I ain't competing with these humans anymore. Besides being close pals with these hairless mammals has a lot of perks anyway"

                                • shigwooomy yes, shigwooomy

                                  A brief dogs of history

                                  • seoulmew
                                    seoulmew  1 months back

                                    admit it, youre petting your dog watching this

                                    • Faith Pia
                                      Faith Pia  1 months back

                                      it's funny how the quote on the first part of the video disagrees with the rest of it

                                      • Atheist Monkey
                                        Atheist Monkey  1 months back

                                        Faith Pia Wouldn't this whole video fall under micro-evolution in a creationist model?

                                      • Faith Pia
                                        Faith Pia  1 months back

                                        @Atheist Monkey That quote talks about the Divine Creation Theory while the rest of the video is about the Big Bang Theory/Evolution

                                      • Atheist Monkey
                                        Atheist Monkey  1 months back

                                        Faith Pia How so?

                                    • Leslie Huang
                                      Leslie Huang  2 months back

                                      1:14 I understand why it was hard competing with wolves. Humans never had social skills in the first place.

                                      • supersonic 370nd
                                        supersonic 370nd  2 months back

                                        Are you saying that all this was thanks to a snack...

                                        • Mr Mister
                                          Mr Mister  2 months back

                                          It’s crazy how we domesticated things like, wolves, foxes and coyotes into dogs almost unbelievable

                                          • Techno Master
                                            Techno Master  2 months back

                                            Good video and hilariously funny (e.g. a dog psycho analyzing a person).

                                            • Raku Ichijo
                                              Raku Ichijo  2 months back

                                              So could an elephant technically be domesticated over generations?

                                              • Anas Ahamed R
                                                Anas Ahamed R  2 months back

                                                So, if we domesticate tigers, we'll have DIGERS in 10000AD?

                                                • CyberCy
                                                  CyberCy  2 months back

                                                  *This is impossible... How are dogs a great therapist?!*

                                                  • sydnae stewart
                                                    sydnae stewart  2 months back

                                                    We love Keith Haring inspired art

                                                    • Aryan Hussain Khan
                                                      Aryan Hussain Khan  2 months back

                                                      1000 years ago: Good bois

                                                      present day: Good bois

                                                      1000 years after: Good bois

                                                      • LiberRaider
                                                        LiberRaider  2 months back

                                                        Good dog!

                                                        • iPleatheTV
                                                          iPleatheTV  2 months back

                                                          I find the history so fascinating, especially since I love wolves and dogs. However, I have one question: were dogs the first domesticated animals or Goats? Because some sites said goats and some said dogs?

                                                          • Gabriel Ada
                                                            Gabriel Ada  3 weeks back

                                                            The Dog was the first domesticated animal before the rise of agriculture

                                                        • neal justus
                                                          neal justus  2 months back

                                                          i can almost see it now:
                                                          {thousands of years ago wile man was still in caves}
                                                          great wolf: what dose that two legged thing give you that we do not, we have food, warmth, the ability to sense food from miles away, and the ability to bite them in half
                                                          a hurt proto dog: he dose not judge me for my size, he has fire, cooked food, and something you will never have
                                                          {proto dog stands over scared child protecting him from wolf}
                                                          wolf: and what would that be {he growled}
                                                          proto dog: {stands proud saying} he has my love and devotion
                                                          wolf: {looks hurt and looks away} take the man pup, leave and never return
                                                          proto dog: {takes man pup and walks away}
                                                          wolf: we could have been something great the two smartest wolves ever alive you and i
                                                          proto dog: {stops} that is the deference between you and i you could have had greatness wile i protect greatness
                                                          proto dog leaves and goes back to man pack

                                                          • I'm Nut
                                                            I'm Nut  2 months back

                                                            3:59 No, I dont think furries are a good thing to have

                                                            • Rakasiwiii fiddihaq
                                                              Rakasiwiii fiddihaq  2 months back

                                                              And yet we messed them off to be like a mouse and it ruin some of their body

                                                              • My Gills
                                                                My Gills  2 months back

                                                                0:25 PLEASE GET THIS GOOD BOI OUT OF ANTARCTICA

                                                                • Crystal Tan
                                                                  Crystal Tan  2 months back

                                                                  the saddest thing is that in countries like peru, until they reach a certain size, they would be kicked out. i remember crying when i saw this big pack of dogs running around the sides of a highway

                                                                  • PUGS LEE
                                                                    PUGS LEE  2 months back

                                                                    IS THAT A PUG AT 3:27

                                                                    • M
                                                                      M  2 months back

                                                                      i miss my dog so much they really are better than so many people

                                                                      • Paul
                                                                        Paul  2 months back

                                                                        I am ashamed of what we've done to some of those poor dogs.

                                                                        • Manoj Kowshik
                                                                          Manoj Kowshik  2 months back

                                                                          Don’t tell Snuffles

                                                                          • Willy Good Good
                                                                            Willy Good Good  2 months back

                                                                            Great and informative video. I liked the space and animations as well.

                                                                            • KNK K'n'k
                                                                              KNK K'n'k  2 months back

                                                                              This video made me happy

                                                                              • lovelyshine 2o2
                                                                                lovelyshine 2o2  2 months back

                                                                                I love the romantic music in the background

                                                                                • Bagus Rizky
                                                                                  Bagus Rizky  2 months back

                                                                                  But what about cats?

                                                                                  • eve Tor
                                                                                    eve Tor  2 months back

                                                                                    The animation looks like stuff by Keith Haring

                                                                                    • Francis Lim
                                                                                      Francis Lim  2 months back

                                                                                      I believe that early humans are territorial and guarded them fiercely,any wolves in their territories are always killed but with compassion towards babies wolves they are raised as pets and companions,pet wolves are useful deterrent towards wild wolves and are great hunters too.In Arctic regions,they are trained to pull sledges,hunt polar bears,deers and moose.

                                                                                      • CyberCy
                                                                                        CyberCy  2 months back

                                                                                        No, its "A brief history of doggos."

                                                                                        • The BloopNet
                                                                                          The BloopNet  3 months back

                                                                                          I love the Keith haring art style of this video

                                                                                          • Divyanshi Sharda
                                                                                            Divyanshi Sharda  3 months back

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