National Geographic (1 hour TV Special)
"Search for the First Dog"
Discover the origins of man's best friend, and learn how dogs have played an integral role in our survival.
Santal hound, Singing Dog, Dingo, Pariah...They are descended from wolves but their real origins are still a mystery...Search for the First Dog goes on a quest for these primitive breeds believed to be the living links to the world's first dogs. From the swamps of South Carolina to the cloud forests of New Guinea, leading experts on ancient canids guide us through emerging theories on dogs' prehistoric evolution and shed new light on how dog and man first interacted. First aired on National Geographic Channel Tuesday, March 11, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m.
Producers: Bryan Gunnar-Cole and Lloyd Fales
Primitive Dogs Gallery Click on a thumbnail below to enlarge.
Executive Producer: Tom Simon