Be A Pack Leader Dog Walking Club, St. Augustine, Florida

"A Dog Connects You to Nature"

Wolves and Dogs

The domestic dog is an extremly close relative of the grey wolf, differing from it by at most 0.2% of mitochrondrial DNA sequence

In comparison the grey wolf differs from its closest relative, the coyote, by about 4% of mitochondrial DNA sequence

 

Robert K. Wayne, Ph.D (Molecular Evolution of the Dog Family)

University of California, Davis, Los Angeles, CA

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology