Category: Dog

dog – Wiktionary

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From Middle English dogge[1] (whence also Scots dug (dog)), from Old English dogga, docga,[2][3] of uncertain origin.

The original meaning seems to have been a common dog, as opposed to a well-bred one, or something like ‘cur’, and perhaps later came to be used for stocky dogs. Possibly a pet-form diminutive with suffix -ga (compare frocga (frog), *picga (pig)), appended to a base *dog-, *doc- of unclear origin and meaning. One possibility is Old English dox (dark, swarthy) (compare frocga from frox).[4] Another proposal is that it derives from Proto-West Germanic *dugan (to be suitable), the origin of Old English dugan (to be good, worthy, useful), English dow, German taugen. The theory goes that it could have been an epithet for dogs, commonly used by children, meaning “good/useful animal.”[5]

In 14th-century England, hound (from Old English hund) was the general word for

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    Dog | National Geographic

    Common Name:
    Domestic Dog

    Scientific Name:
    Canis familiaris

    Type:
    Mammals

    Diet:
    Omnivore

    Group Name:
    Pack

    Size:
    Height at the shoulder: 6 to 33 inches

    Weight:
    3 to 175 pounds

    IUCN Red List Status:
    Not evaluated

    Least Concern Extinct

    Current Population Trend:
    Unknown

    Dogs were probably the first tame animals. They have accompanied humans for at least 20,000 years and possibly as many as 40,000. Scientists generally agree that all dogs, domestic and wild, share a common wolf ancestor; at some point grey wolves and dogs went on their separate evolutionary ways.

    Dog Breeds

    Today humans have bred hundreds of different domestic dog breeds—some of which could never survive in the wild. Despite their many shapes and sizes all domestic dogs, from Newfoundlands to pugs, are members of the same speciesCanis familiaris. Although they have domestic temperaments, dogs are related to wolves, foxes, and jackals.

    Similarities to Wild Relatives

    Domestic dogs still share many behaviors with their wild relatives. Both defend their territories and mark them by urinating on trees, rocks, fence posts, and other suitable sites. These scent

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