Origins of the Word Dog
The domestic dog, more commonly known as a dog or a cat is a domesticated descendation of a wild, extinct ancestor of the wolf. The original dog evolved from an extinct, long-extinct wolf, and modern day grey wolf is the most direct ancestor of the domestic dog. Domesticated dogs developed from wolves through hunting, gathering or herding activities. Dogs played a vital role in human societies because of their assistance in helping man hunt, protect themselves from harm, catch food and raise their families. From being our closest male friends, today’s domestic dog has become a valued part of our families, companions and pets.
Domestic dogs are classified into three main types: the long-tailed dog, the sloping dog and the flat-coat dog. Domestic dogs can be found in all habitats of tropical, subtropical and arid environments. They differ largely in size and appearance from their wild ancestors, some being smaller than the canids and some being larger. Their coloration may vary from gray, brown, black, red, yellow, gold, tan and others.
The dog breeds have developed through natural selection over thousands of years. They were able to survive due to their ability to adapt to their highly diverse environment, ranging from plains to steppes, to forests and grasslands. All these conditions gave rise to breeds that could either adapt or fight against other dogs and species in the same environment. Through natural selection, new breeds emerged from the more advantageous members of older breeds. Over thousands of years dogs became balanced in nature, resulting in different physical characteristics that helped them adapt to different environments.
There are four types of dog breeds: the long-tailed dog, the sloping dog, the flat-coat dog and the long-haired dog. The differences between these breeds are primarily based on physical characteristics, but there are also genetic differences. There are two major dog breeds: the Grey wolf and the canis Lupus familiaris. The Grey wolf was named after the famous greyhound dog that was used by primatologists in the 1950s in their study of the canine genome. The canis Lupus familiaris is a close relative of the grey wolf but was discovered to be genetically diverse and was recognized as a separate breed.
There are many different breeds that share a common ancestor. This is called a breed genealogy. Each breed has a set number of generations, it can be compared to in its relation to the ancestors of dogs that came before it. Some breeds have several genes that are very close, while others have genes that are vastly different from their relatives. Because of this breed genealogy, we can examine the history of dogs through the classification of dogs according to its ancestry.
Many of the dogs in this new dog breeds that were discovered are closely related to the Old English Sheepdogs. The origin of these dogs is not clear. They are closely related to the Miniature Fox Terrier and the Golden Retriever. All three dogs were originally bred in England, but the English version was much smaller than its original counterpart. It is also possible that the Old English Sheepdog was imported into Britain from Ireland, where the breed is sometimes referred to as Old English Bulldogs. The word dog itself is derived from the Latin meaning “a dog having a barking voice”.