animal domestication

Sharing germs. Previous studies show that, indeed, dogs share much of their bacteria with their human owners over time, and
Dogs and humans have been BFFs for a very long time -- at least 10,000 years. Then, how did domestic dogs, which are all
They’re our best friends! Around 144 million Americans own a dog or cat as a pet. But how did our domesticated companions make the transition from wild creatures to tamed animals? And what does their history have to do with our history? HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reports.