Canis familiaris


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Noun1.Canis familiaris - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric timesCanis familiaris - 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"
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
puppy - a young dog
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
doggie, doggy, pooch, barker, bow-wow - informal terms for dogs
cur, mutt, mongrel - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
lapdog - a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
carriage dog, coach dog, dalmatian - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
basenji - small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
pug, pug-dog - small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
Leonberg - a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog - a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
Great Pyrenees - bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon, griffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
corgi, Welsh corgi - either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
poodle, poodle dog - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
Mexican hairless - any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
pack - a group of hunting animals
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Current study of sequence variations of cancerous somatic cells in the aforementioned gene confirm the involvement of this gene in cancer pathways and might serve as potential molecular diagnostic and prognostic marker for these cancer types in Canis familiaris and may be helpful for other animal species as well.
The wolf and the dog hang together taxonomically all the way down through genus and only separate when classified as separate species; wolves are Canis lupus and dogs are Canis familiaris. (Note: There is still a bit of disagreement about this among scientists.
In Australia the native wild dog was the dingo canis familiaris. It was a major threat to sheep and cattle rearers.
2: Sharks-but that's another story.) Well, it's mankind's fault; ever since cavemen realized that Canis familiaris was better as a companion and hunting assistant than as a meal, things have pretty much gone downhill.
Alexandra Horowitz, the research's leader, wrote in her report: "While domestic dogs, Canis familiaris, have been found to be skillful at social cognitive tasks and even some metacognitive tasks, they have not passed the test of mirror self-recognition (MSR)."
Companion animals such as Canis familiaris (dogs) are considered the best preclinical model for cancer and many other complex human diseases (Rowell et al., 2011).
Using social cognition research tasks to improve socialization practices for domestic dogs (Canis familiaris).
Udell & Wynne, A Review of Domestic Dogs' (Canis Familiaris) Human-Like Behaviors, 89 J Experimental Analysis of Behavior 247, 250-251 [2008]).