science has enabled fossilised canine remains - excavated from ancient burial chambers on Orkney - to be reconstructed in order to create a model of what "man's best friend" looked like 4,500 years ago.

See *replica illustrated in the link provided ... *which suggests these neolithic animals resembled LARGE collies and/or grey wolves and weren't too far removed from today's versions of such breeds in appearance.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/sc...omb-discovery/ ...