Turning Foxes into dogs

Steve says: "For 45 years, Siberian scientists have been selectively-breeding wild foxes for traits associated with domestication. The current generation wags its tail when happy, barks to attract attention, and exhibits a better recognition of human gestures and commands than chimpanzees do. This is all a part of an extended study to determine what took place when humans turned an ancient wolf into a modern poodle, boxer, or pug.

"Of course, the scientific seriousness of the study in question does not at all change the fact that I so very want one."