Greek documents from 400 B.C. describe Beagle-like dogs, and the Romans may have brought small rabbit-hunting hounds with them to England and bred them with the local hounds. ... These dogs are thought to be the ancestors of the Beagle and the Foxhound. Beagles became popular in England very early in its history.
It was originally believed the first domesticated wolves appeared around 15,000 years ago in the Middle East. ... He concluded that canine domestication may have first occurred 27,000 to 40,000 years ago. According to genetic studies, modern-day domesticated dogs originated in China, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe