The breed of the dog that inspired the iconic picture of a pointer dog is the one that’s currently being studied by scientists, but researchers are concerned that it could have other influences on its evolution.
In fact, the new study is the first to analyse the DNA of a dog and its origins to find out whether the dog originated in Europe, Africa or Asia.
The study also examined DNA from dogs that were raised in other countries, to see if there was any genetic difference between them.
And, the study found that the DNA was closer to those of domestic dogs in many of the countries where the dogs were raised.
This suggests that the dogs of these other countries were more closely related to European dogs than they are to European breeds.
This may mean that, in certain countries, a dog from the European area was bred with a dog in a foreign country, and the resulting dog has more European DNA.
Al Jazeera’s Ali Gharib reports from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.