Selecting for obnoxious? Well, sort of.

It’s a question that tends to arise when a neighborhood mutt sees a cat at 3 a.m., or if you live in an apartment above someone who leaves their small, yapping dog alone all day: Why do dogs bark so much?

Perhaps because humans designed them that way.

Of course, there’s the lovely Mastiff rumble, too.

Or Gilly’s “Ballad of the Poor, Unloved Starving Dog.”

Read more:  Humans Guided Evolution of Dog Barks | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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