Hello! I have a strange question, but it is something that piqued my interest after coming home from a wonderful visit to Easter Island. I noticed that the vast majority of the stray dogs all seem to be a similar breed (German shepherd or something like it) and I vaguely recall asking a local about it, and being told a story about the dogs (like the ancestors were owned by a family and then populated the island). Does anyone who is familiar with the island know about such a story or if there is any speculated origin of the dogs?
I'm asking because I'm considering writing an article about the dogs (don't worry, I became very fond of the dogs and how docile, intelligent and friendly they were, so it would be about that, not anything negative), but don't know where else I can find people who are knowledgeable about Easter Island and who speak English! This may also be something that would interest other visitors (past and present) as well, since the dogs are so prevalent there. If there is anything of interest, I would greatly appreciate some information. Thank you!