Canidae

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Related to Canine family: Canids
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Noun1.Canidae - dogsCanidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes  
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon - Asiatic wild dog
Dusicyon, genus Dusicyon - crab-eating dog
genus Lycaeon, Lycaeon - African hunting dog
Alopex, genus Alopex - arctic foxes
genus Urocyon, Urocyon - grey foxes
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This chimp is now two and it's not yet clear how long he will be allowed to stay with his canine family.
Taking the dog for just one more walk, getting her to climb just one more set of stairs, quenching her insatiable thirst just one more time are the signs that the canine family is about to become larger.
But dogs don't live as long as cats or horses and when one of our beloved canine family members passed away, we would cry for days.
He's spent his professional life studying the coyote and more broadly "social carnivores" of the canine family.
Coyotes, which are members of the canine family and resemble medium- size dogs with their elongated snouts and light gray or tan coats, have been seen in all areas of Santa Clarita.

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