from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See tamability, etc.
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Belyaev began a project which has so far been going on for over forty years.1 He theorized that nearly all of the physical and behavioral differences between domestic dogs and wild canines has resulted from the simple act of selecting canines for friendliness toward humans or tameability.
Research is also needed on social organization and tameability, as well as on the anoa's biological relationship to the tamaraw and water buffalo.
Major Lloyd's 'Scandinavian Adventures,' of the tameability of wolves, giving an instance of two cubs out of a litter of three becoming as faithfully attached as any dog.
Thus, Belyaev’s work clearly shows us what has really happened during the process of domesticating dogs: breeding for tameability and friendliness has resulted in dogs that are both mentally and physically more like wolf puppies than wolf adults.