We Arabs tend to call those who do not like, resent or really hate, dogs or sons of dogs. I am sure other cultures use the term too, but I doubt if they use it as often as we do. We really like using this word, we even call our leaders that too, yes we still fear dogs and some people figured that out and used them against Muslims prisoners.
Now I know why, a new research now confirmed that dogs have actually been domesticated in the Middle east and not Asia as previously thought.
The findings, published in the online edition of the scientific journal Nature, support an archaeological record that closely links the domestication of dogs in the Middle East with the rise of human civilization there, scientists said.
"It's significant because this is where civilization developed, and dogs were part of that," said Robert Wayne, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a senior author of the study.
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