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Ask Dr. Universe | Why are dogs important to humans?


Last updated 11/13/2019 at 6:16pm

Dr. Universe: Why are dogs important to humans? -Stephani R., 9, Washington State 

Dear Stephani,

Dogs are important to humans in all kinds of ways. The connection between the two goes back thousands of years.

A long time ago, wolves would trail along after humans on hunting trips and eat any scraps they could find. Eventually these wolves evolved into dogs that helped protect the hunters and gatherers.

Ever since then, dogs have had all kinds of jobs. They work on farms where they guard the land and also round up livestock like sheep and cows. Dogs also provide humans with company. Just p...

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