Man’s best friend is one of the most successful species on the planet and Patrick Aryee continues to explain why as he traces the canine family tree back to Asia and Africa.

From foxes with acute hearing, such as the desert-dwelling fennec fox, to African chase predators that hunt in organised ‘tag-team’ formations, all these amazing canines have adapted to survive in Earth’s most hostile locations.

Finally, on the coast of South Africa, we witness a cunning jackal steal the food of a less wily hyena.

If this series has left you wanting a pup of your own, then tune into BBC2 at 8.00pm for 10 Puppies and Us, which follows new dog owners.