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Brief history of wolves and dogs.
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An Extremely Wide Variety of Utilization. Pets (77.5 million dogs as pets in USA) ~46 million dog owners Service dogs – leader dogs for the blind, other handicap individuals Drug / Bomb sniffing dogs Racing dogs – Greyhounds and Whippets Sled dogs – Iditarod and other sled races Guard dogs Police dogs Hunting dogs Sheep and cattle herding dogs rescue dogs – St. Bernards Movies, TV, cartoons, mascots Others
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Taxonomic hierarchy Dogs are given the following taxonomic classifications: Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Phylum: Chordata (chordates) Subphylum: Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class: Mammalia (mammals) Subclass: Eutheria (placental mammals) Order: Carnivora Family: Candiae (dogs), Genus: Canis Species: L upus . Subspecies: lupus familiaris (Breed:)
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The genus for dogs is Canis . The domestic dog is considered by some to be con-specific with the grey wolf meaning that they are members of the same species referred to as Lupus . The Canis genus also includes the coyote species referred to as Latrans , as well as the Jackal [ Common (Canis aureus), side- striped (Canis adustus), black- backed (Canis mesomelas)] and fox . Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae (dogs), Genus: Canis Species: lupus Subspecies: lupus familiaris (Breed:)
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Black Backed Jackal Side striped Jackal Anubls (Inpew, Yinepu, Anpu) was an ancient Egyptian god of the underworld who guided and protected the spirits of the dead. Wepwawet (Ophios, Upuaut), called the son of Isis , was one of several Egyptian deities to take the form of a canine, likely associated with the jackal, though he is often depicted with a gray or white head.
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Grey Fox ( Urocyon cinereoargenteus ) Grey Wolf ( Canis lupus ) Grey Zorro ( Pseudalopex griseus )* Hoary Zorro ( Pseudalopex vetulus ) Island Grey Fox ( Urocyon littoralis ) Maned Wolf ( Chrysocyon brachyurus ) New Guinea Singing Dog ( Canis lupus hallstromi ) Pale Fox ( Vulpes pallida ) Raccoon Dog ( Nyctereutes procyonoides )* Red Fox ( Vulpes vulpes ) Red Wolf ( Canis rufus ) Rüppell's Fox ( Vulpes rueppelli ) Sechuran Zorro ( Pseudalopex sechurae ) Side Striped Jackal ( Canis adustus ) Small Eared Zorro ( Atelocynus microtis ) Swift Fox ( Vulpes velox ) Tibetan Fox ( Vulpes ferrilata ) African Wild Dog ( Lycaon pictus )* Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus ) Azara's Zorro ( Pseudalopex gymnocercus ) Bat-Eared Fox ( Otocyon megalotis ) Bengal Fox ( Vulpes bengalensis ) Black-backed Jackal ( Canis mesomelas ) Blanford's Fox ( Vulpes cana ) Bush Dog ( Speothos venaticus )* Cape Fox ( Vulpes chama ) Corsac Fox ( Vulpes corsac ) Coyote ( Canis latrans ) Crab Eating Fox ( Cerdocyon thous ) Culpeo ( Pseudalopex culpaeus ) Darwin Fox ( Pseudalopex fulvipes ) Dhole ( Cuon alpinus ) Dingo ( Canis lupus dingo ) Ethiopian Wolf ( Canis simensis ) Falkland Island Wolf ( Dusicyon australis) Fennec Fox ( Vulpes zerda ) Golden Jackal ( Canis aureus ) Order: Carnivora, Family: Canidae , Genus: Species:
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Grey Zorro
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