Domestic dog

Domestic dog

Dogs are the domesticated subspecies of gray wolves.

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dog, pet, domestication, training, wolf, paw, withers, dog bite, barking, dog breed, guard dog, vertebrates, mammal, animal, predator, biology

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Narration

Ancestors of dogs were domesticated more than 10,000 years ago, possibly from one of the subspecies of gray wolves. Since then, the lose connection between men and dogs has become something more, and domestic dogs are now the loyal, understanding companions of men.
Dogs have an excellent sense of smell and hearing. In addition, they also need to have strong, muscular bodies and agility to match their predatory lifestyles. Dogs consume a wide variety of food in a human environment; however, they feed mainly on meat.
Dogs are able to adapt and learn; they grasp the relationships and hierarchy amongst humans, as they are social animals.
There are around 430 registered domestic dog breeds in the world, with new ones still being bred to this day.

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