Grey Wolf (IMAGE) Earlham Institute Caption The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, is the result of wolf (<i>Canis lupus</i>) domestication, which started around 10,000 years ago. Credit Gary Kramer Usage Restrictions Image in public domain. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.