Domestication Syndrome Caused Dogs to have Endearing Features

July 15, 2014 1:05 PM

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Domestication Syndrome Caused Dogs to have Endearing Features

Researchers have revealed that domestication syndrome causes some dogs to have characteristics that people like very much, such as floppy ears, small jaws and white patches of fur. The syndrome has been claimed to be present in horses and pigs, some mammals and non-mammals, including fish and birds, as well.

Charles Darwin made several efforts to figure out a reason behind why domesticated species have features different from their wild relatives. The research found that accidental selective breeding of animals with genetic defects led them to have features different from their counterparts in the wild....

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