Patagonian Sheepdogs Are Closest Living Representative of Ancestor of Sheepdogs from UK; Genomic Analyses Find Traces of Extinct Ancestor of Modern Herding Dogs from UK in South America

Modern day Patagonian sheepdogs are the closest living relative to now-extinct varieties of herding dogs of Victorian-era Britain, according to a study published on April 28, 2022 in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics by Natasha Barrios, PhD, at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Elaine Ostrander, PhD, at the National Institutes of Health, US, and colleagues. The article is titled “Patagonian Sheepdog: Genomic Analyses Trace the Footprints of Extinct UK Herding Dogs to South America.”
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