domestic dog


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Noun1.domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric timesdomestic dog - 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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Perhaps they sensed his wild-wood breed, and instinctively felt for him the enmity that the domestic dog feels for the wolf.
For sometime already Mr Verloc's immobility by the side of the arm- chair resembled a state of collapsed coma - a sort of passive insensibility interrupted by slight convulsive starts, such as may be observed in the domestic dog having a nightmare on the hearthrug.
The whole subject must, I think, remain vague; nevertheless, I may, without here entering on any details, state that, from geographical and other considerations, I think it highly probable that our domestic dogs have descended from several wild species.
Even in the case of the domestic dogs of the whole world, which I fully admit have probably descended from several wild species, I cannot doubt that there has been an immense amount of inherited variation.
With the domestic dog population in Tanzania now growing faster than the human population, the level of rabies is rising.
HUMANS share three quarters of their genes with man's best friend, the first genetic blueprint of the domestic dog revealed today.
Of course, in those prehistoric days, there were no domestic dog breeds, only wild wolves and their cubs.
Seroprevalence patterns in domestic dog populations showed marked regional differences (Figure 1, panel B).
This last group owes an unexpected debt to the cousins of the domestic dog, say Stanford researchers.
Each is about the size of a domestic dog weighing between 37 and 80 pounds and standing from two to three feet tall.
With a considerable increase in domestic dog population of Calgary (32.
The Canine Hawaiian Shirt extends the comfort of casual beach attire to the domestic dog and reflects an owner's laid-back attitude," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.

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