domestic dog

  1. a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    the dog barked all night
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  • These are in effect as follows, viz.: Our domestic dog is derived from a species, one or more, akin to the wolf, the jackal, and the fox; to a group of animals not characterized by great native intelligence, but distinguished for their ferocity and their general untamableness. Domesticated Animals Their Relation to Man and to his Advancement in Civilization
  • Compared to wolves, domestic dogs are smaller and have proportionally smaller teeth, a wider palate, broader braincase and higher frontals, and smaller, less rounded auditory bullae. Archive 2006-10-01
  • Domestic dog/coyote hybrids, referred to as coydogs, are usually born in the winter.
  • According to team member Samuel Belknap III, a graduate student at the University of Maine, Orono, it is the earliest incontrovertible evidence for domestic dogs in the New World.
  • Assessment and treatment of excessive barking in the domestic dog.
  • In fact domestic dogs and wolves are (based on allozyme electrophoresis) further apart genetically than are leopards and jaguars, and (based on DNA hybridization) further apart than some bear species (Wayne et al. 1991). Controversial origins of the domestic dog
  • If domestic dogs are wolves, you would expect the two to be very close genetically, certainly closer than universally recognised non-domesticated carnivoran taxa. Controversial origins of the domestic dog
  • If wolves come into contact with domestic dogs, they pick up diseases and may cross-breed.
  • Foxes selected for tameness are friendly, like domestic dogs, while foxes selected for aggression resist human contact.
  • Detecting introgressive hybridization between free-ranging domestic dogs and wild wolves (Canis lupus) by admixture linkage disequalibrum analysis. Archive 2006-10-01
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