Ancient remains of dogs found from 8,000 years ago suggest that we have always been a nation, moreover a world, of dog lovers.
The remains were found wearing decorative collars and even sacred objects and now anthropologists believe that ancient dog owners valued their dogs both in life and in death.
Dogs Trust are delighted by these findings. Dog ownership can be so rewarding and the bond with man's best friend should be celebrated. Even those dog lovers who lived 8,000 years ago knew that! Back to 2016, there are so many benefits to owning a dog, ranging from health to companionship.
Dogs can bring such joy to the lives of their owners and in particular, bringing a rescue dog into your home is hugely rewarding as you’re offering a dog a much needed second chance at happiness. Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk for more information.
Hurray for dogs!
An ancient cemetery where dogs were buried like humans between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago is shedding light on our close relationship with man's best friend. The remains at Lake Baikal, Siberia reveal the animals were laid to rest alongside their owners and were treated like humans in life, and death. Prized canines were buried wearing decorative collars, or with objects such as spoons, suggesting people believed they had souls in the afterlife, one anthropologist believes.