French taste for small dogs

French taste for small dogs dates to Stone Age

REMAINS from the Dordogne, Haute Garonne and Hauts-de-Seine have been identified as belonging to France’s earliest domesticated dogs - and they were less than 43cm tall, about the size of a poodle.

They are much smaller than other prehistoric pets from places like Russia or Ukraine.

Unlike the modern French, however, marks on some remains from 15,000 years ago show the cavemen would sometimes eat their dogs and wear their fur.