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Dogs spread across the Americas alongside humans. Then they got eaten.

Little genetic legacy remains from these pups.
husky digging in the snow

Your dog isn't related to the original pups that had run of the Americas

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When people ventured across the land bridge connecting Siberia to North America, trotted by their sides. Canines and their human companions spread throughout the continent for thousands of years, settling from California to Nova Scotia and down to Peru. These dogs ranged from the size of squat bull-terriers to hulking malamutes. By all accounts, these early American hounds were thriving. That was, until published last week in .

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