BUY PRODUCT HERE: KAPPA ALPHA PSI SINCE 1911 UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER
It is important, remind Ann Rogers Clark and Andrew Brace, “Not to claim great age for breeds, though it is quite legitimate to claim considerable antiquity for types of dogs. The attempts to classify dogs into different ‘species’ show that dog types could be quite distinctive, from the ‘Canis melitaeus’ of lapdogs descended from ancient Roman pet dogs to the even more ancient ‘Canis molossus’, the Molossan types, to the ‘Canis saultor’, the dancing mongrel of beggars. These types were uniform enough to appear to have been selectively bred, but as Raymond Coppinger wrote, “Natural processes can produce, could produce, and do produce populations of unusual and uniform dogs, that is, dogs with a distinctive conformation. The human manipulation was very indirect. In a very few cases, Emperors or monasteries or wealthy hunters might maintain lines of special dogs, from which we have today Pekingese, St. Bernards, and foxhounds.