The origin of amputating a dog’s tail ?

on Jun 18 in Fun Fact

The origin of amputating a dog’s tail has been traced back to the Roman writer Lucius Columella’s (A.D. 4-70) belief that tail docking prevented rabies.

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All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis

All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbearer of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.