This is not a dog. This is not a wild fox raised from a cub to tolerate humans. This is a domesticated fox as friendly as a Labrador Retriever. In the mid 20th century, Dmitry Belyaev & his associates at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics began a breeding program designed to emulate the domestication of dogs from wolves. 15+ fox generations later the results are amazing. And adorable.