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    Introduction For most people owning a dog or just a pet is a vital part of their life. There are approximately 71 million households in America that have at least 1 pet. That is around 62% of America. Even though dogs can make great companions, they are also good for a other things like emotional and physical aspects (Casciotti). Some seeing eye dogs are even able to detect seizures or help with occupational therapy and speech therapy. Some studies show that people who own dogs have reduced stress levels,

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    2017 Domestication of Dogs and Cats Domestication is the process of adapting animals for human use. Domestication was a conscious effort of humans that was done in different countries at different times. If humans had never crossed paths with the ancestors of dogs and cats, these animals would never have become domesticated. Dogs and cats have been domesticated for great benefits in the world today. Today, dogs are used for many different tasks such as military dogs and guide dogs, but most people just

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    The Dog

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    The Dog Domestic dog, carnivorous mammal, generally considered the first domesticated animal. The domesticated dog has coexisted with human beings as a working partner and household pet in all eras and cultures since the days of the cave dwellers. It is generally believed that the direct ancestor of the domestic dog is the wolf, originally found throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Remains of a dog, estimated to be 10,500 years old, have been found in Idaho. TAXONOMY Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:

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    Service Dogs And Dogs

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    between humans and dogs. Some believe that dogs are a man’s best friend, while others believe that dogs are meant only to be used to perform a certain job. Even though some see dogs only as a tool, dogs have been known to help humans in times of despair and need. Whether it be a dog helping a disabled person, or searching for a human amongst a pile of rubble, dogs can be a key factor when it comes to the well being of humans. In enormous tragedies, such as September 11th, dogs were a key element

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    The Domestication of Cats and Dogs Many people all over the world have cats or dogs as beloved pets. They all look and behave differently, and it is not uncommon to wonder where these animals come from. Many researchers and archeologists have developed theories about how cats and dogs became domesticated and for what purpose. The finding of ancient bones and genetic testing have allowed some insight into the history of the domesticated dog and cat. Though we know that these animals have been

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    1. Introduction Today, dogs are kept as popular pets in millions of families all over the world. It is said that dog is the most faithful animal and friendly to the owner so that a lot of moving stories of its characters are transfered from one to another. However, up to now, a report (1 August 2016) reveals that there are 11 countries which still eat dog meat, they are China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Arctic and Antarctic and two cantons in Switzerland

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    Species Information The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, is a quadrupedal mammal which is a member of the Canidae family. Dogs are said to be the first animal species to be domesticated, which is estimated to have taken place at the end of the last ice age around 15,000 years ago (CLUTTON *3). Dogs are derived from the domestication of the gray wolf, and nowadays there are hundreds of different breeds of domestic dog (AZ). In terms of distribution, although the wild gray wolf population is found

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    Evolution Of Dogs

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    A dog is a man’s best friend. Humans form bonds with these majestic animals and adapt them into their families as if they were their own children. Dogs are loyal, loving, and some of the best listeners around. One may think that their dog is smart due to obedience training, however dogs are smart due to their ancestral roots and how they evolved from them. According to the New York Times best selling book The Genius of Dogs; How dogs are smarter than you think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, the

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    History of Dogs

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    is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist. (CITATION) Earlier though dogs were broken in and trained by cruel manners and fear. They

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    of Cats and Dogs In our lives today, dogs and cats are exceedingly valuable. They help calm people with anxiety, assist the sick and disordered, and aid the depressed. Although, thousands of years ago, dogs were domesticated by humans and put to useful tasks, such as, hunting, herding and guarding. Cats, however, were tamed for only one thing and that was to catch rodents. There might not be a lot about how they came to be, but hopefully that will change. Without cats and dogs in our lives

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