Michael Worboys: Modern day dogs are a product of the Industrial Revolution

From Sunday Morning, 9:41 am on 12 May 2019
Professor Michael Worboys,

Professor Michael Worboys, Photo: Supplied

Professor Michael Worboys, through science, has debunked the myth that our canine fur babies are the result of centuries of bonding and taming. Instead he's discovered that our modern day pooches are the result of the Victorian industrial revolution. He's written a book on his work, called The Invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain which goes back 150 years to pin point the time when dogs were being specifically bred and new breeds were created. He speaks to Jim about days when dogs were part of social status and why he's always found that dogs don't particularly like him.