Dogs Go Urban

Learn from the experts of Alaska Dog Works the 50 greatest moments in dog history.

6,000 years ago: Dogs go urban

The Agricultural Revolution gave humans an unprecedented level of food security that, for the first time in history, made large, permanent settlements possible. The first large-scale civilizations arrived with the Sumerians in Mesopotamia around 4000 B.C. and by this point, wherever people went, dogs went, too. Man’s best friend has been a common sight in cities for as long as cities have existed.