When did dog breeding start?

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Russian scientists believe that dog breeding started 9000 years ago. This is about 9000 years before cat breeding started. It is also about the time when the first domestic cat came into existence in Cyprus and in the area around Syria. You can see therefore that the domestic dog has been around far longer than a domestic cat which is probably the main reason why the dog is much more attached to humans and less independent.