The dog or domestic dog, more commonly known as a dog, is an domesticated descendent of the wild grey wolf. It has several notable characteristics, the chief among them is the long upturned tail. The dog originally derived from a distant, extinct, wolf-like wolf called the siberian. Today, the closest living relative of this dog is the domestic dog. Domestic dogs are a diverse lot, and a dog owner must be aware of all of their breeds’ traits before putting together a happy and healthy family. Here are some of the more notable dog breeds:
Although not technically part of a breed, Poodles make fabulous family pets. Poodles are small, adorable dogs that are extremely loyal and friendly. This breed is also famous for its ability to fetch, which makes it a great dog for hunters. In fact, Poodles are among the three best friends dogs have ever known.
If size is an issue in choosing a domestic dog, there is no reason to despair. Small breeds such as the Chihuahua and Miniature Schnauzer have become exceedingly popular over the past few years, and many show off their small sizes at dog shows. Large breeds such as the Great Dane and English Cocker Spaniel have long been favorites among families with young children. Of course, there are always large breeds that are just downright massive, like Great Danes and Bulldogs.
Theoretically, any dog breeds can be mixed breeds, as long as the traits are generally the same. For example, the Toy Poodle and the Miniature Schnauzer are considered to be the same breed, despite their subtle differences in size. However, any mix of human bred dogs and other animals is subject to the breed regulations set out by the American Kennel Club (AKC). So if you want to mix different breeds so that your dog is truly one of a kind, then you must make sure that both human and animal genes will be present in the mixtures that you create.
While dog breeds vary widely in appearance, they all possess a number of genetic qualities that make them unique. One of these traits is usually a coat color that is close to that of the fur of both humans and canines. Most humans do not notice this trait, but dogs that hunt wolves, coyotes, and other canines that have a grey wolf in their gene pool, will notice the difference. This is because wolves have very powerful vision and keen sense of smell, enabling them to distinguish between members of their own species and those of another.
Another important thing to note is that dogs have not been around nearly as long as they have in the form of ancestors’ dogs. We are the descendants of ancestors of dogs. Therefore, just because you have a dog that looks like a wolf today, does not mean that it is actually a wolf. It is possible for a dog to look like a wolf that has lived just over 15,000 years ago. Wolves that have lived long enough to breed with modern dogs are often able to pass on their wolf-like attributes to their young.