Dog Animal Profile

Dog Domesticated Animal Profile

The domestic dog is a member of the genus Canis, which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore. The dog and the extant gray wolf are sister taxa as modern wolves are not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated, which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct. The dog was the first species to be domesticated and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.

Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris

Biological rank: Subspecies

Higher classification: Gray wolf

Weight: 60 pound – 88 pound (Labrador Retriever, Male) · 60 pound – 77 pound (Labrador Retriever, Female) · 55 pound – 71 pound (Labrador Retriever, American kennel club breed standard, Female) · 64 pound – 79 pound (Labrador Retriever, American kennel club breed standard, Male) · 99 pound – 146 pound (Akita, American akita, Male) · 79 pound – 119 pound.

Data from: Wikipedia

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