The origin of maltese dogs (DNA proof)

How Old Is the Maltese, Really?

Many dog fanciers like to trace their favorite breed to antiquity, but the researchers who study the modern and ancient DNA of dogs have a different perspective.

“The tiny Maltese,” the American Kennel Club tells us, “has been sitting in the lap of luxury since the Bible was a work in progress.”

The New york times has published a long article on that topic (I’m afraid you need to have subscribed to read all…

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