The dog was the first species to be domesticated, around 10,000 years ago by hunter-gatherers. The modern wolf is the closest relative of the dog. While dogs and wolves have some genetic similarities, they are not a single species.The common ancestor of dogs and wolves lived millions of years ago.


8)Health risks
11)Inbreeding depression


In the 1800s, humans started to play an increasing role in breeding animals. Over time, they started to  breed dogs to look different and began creating the world’s first dog breeds. Today, the global dog population is about 450 recognized breeds. Most are based on relatively small numbers of founders (often just one) within the last 200 years. The process is still ongoing – as of 2017, there were around 13,000 canine breeds in existence!


Dogs can vary in many ways in their appearance. You may have seen pictures of Pitbulls, Great Danes or Pugs; they’re just some of the most obvious ones. But there are many others – Labrador Retrievers, Bichons, Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Dachshunds, French Bulldogs, Mastiffs, and even cats (which we’ll get to in a moment). Some are much more popular than others and some are rarer than others. Breeders and fanciers have made it their business to collect the variations and differences that breed dogs come in. And so the dog world is full of dog breeders who not only keep the dogs of their own breeds alive but also create crossbreeds of dogs.

“Dog Personality Traits”, “The Dog, The Mammal”,The Behavior of Dogs”, “Behavior of Dogs”


The earliest remains generally accepted to be those of a domesticated dog were discovered in Bonn-Oberkassel,  Germany.The dog was dated to 14,223 years ago and was found buried along with a man and a woman, all three having been sprayed with red hematite powder and buried under large, thick basalt blocks.


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This timing indicates that the dog was the first species to be domesticated in the time of hunter–gatherers,which predates agriculture. DNA sequences show that all ancient and modern dogs share a common ancestry and descended from an ancient, extinct wolf population which was distinct from the modern wolf lineage. Most dogs form a sister group to the remains of a Late Pleistocene wolf found in the Kessler cave near Thayngen in the canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, which dates to 14,500 years ago.

The most recent common ancestor of both is estimated to be from 32,100 years ago. This indicates that an extinct Late Pleistocene wolf may have been the ancestor of the dog, with the modern wolf being the dog’s nearest living relative. The dog is a classic example of a domestic animal that likely travelled a commensal pathway into domestication. Questions of when and where dogs were first domesticated have taxed geneticists and archaeologists for decades. Genetic studies suggest a domestication process commencing over 25,000 years ago, in one or several wolf populations in either Europe, the high Arctic, or eastern Asia. In 2021, a literature review of the current evidence infers that the dog was domesticated in Siberia 23,000 years ago by ancient North Siberians, then later dispersed eastward into the Americas and westward across Eurasia.


Dog behavior is a complex set of coordinated responses of an individual or a group of animals to an internal and external stimulus. As one of the most widely accepted animal models for studying the mechanisms of human behavior, the dog’s mind has been shaped by millennia of contact with humans.

The dog is the most unique pet that we know of, and a dog’s evolutionary history can be traced back over 10,000 years. Dogs are the only animal that can understand human verbal language, and they are remarkably intelligent. They also have a wide variety of interesting behaviors that show they have their own unique personality and temperament.


The genetic variation in dogs has been linked to specific changes in behavior. In fact, the genes that make the difference between a wolf and a dog are the same ones that determine personality traits in humans like happiness and stress tolerance.


Coppinger and Schneider are both eminent researchers in animal cognition who examine the ways in which animals function as partners, as well as as objects. These studies show that the more closely domesticated a species is the better it will be at fulfilling a certain role.

Bruce Fogle was an American author, historian and dog lover. He authored a book about his dog called The Encyclopedia of the Dog. The book is published by DK. It covers everything you might want to know about dogs from the dog’s history to current topics such as the breeding of a particular breed, dog health, nutrition, training and behavior.


3.. Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History. Columbia University Press, New York. 

The first remains of canines to be accepted as belonging to a  domesticated species were a set of remains found in Germany in 1829. These dogs were domesticated by humans around 14,000 BC. The earliest bones have been described as wolf-like but a recent genetic analysis has suggested that they were dogs. The dogs were buried together with a human and were found under large blocks of volcanic stone. Dogs are an ancient part of the human and their evolution goes back many thousands of years.

This is the dog’s history from beginning to present. The dog began as a wild animal that lived in a pack but it has since been domesticated. The modern dog is believed to have originated from an extinct wolf population which was different from modern wolves. In fact, this extinct population is known to have split off from the modern wolf lineage.

The dog is a dog. It is a domestic dog. The history of domestication can be tracked through its ancestry. Domestication usually takes place because an animal is well-suited to humans’ needs, such as to being a herd animal or providing food.Dogs‘ ancestors were the wolf, which, as an omnivorous species, was not able to live within human settlements. Wolves are territorial and aggressive animals, but the same behaviors, in a dog, become friendly.  A dog’s social behavior is similar to that of a human child, who, from the beginning, is taught to use the toilet, feed himself, dress, groom himself, etc. In short, a dog has been raised to behave more like a human being than a wolf.


Dog intelligence is the ability of dogs to understand and use information. Dogs were once thought of as dumb because they didn’t understand what we told them. It is now known that they do understand human speech, and even remember it.

He learned the new words from his owners. The same technique was demonstrated in other dogs: Chaser learned 1,094 items by verbal command.This dog can learn, retain, and even recognize more than 2,000 words! He can recognize the names of objects he is shown for the first time by reading their labels and pointing to them.

One study of canine cognition has shown that dogs’ abilities are no more exceptional than those of other animals, such as horses, chimpanzees or cats. A limited study of 18 household dogs showed that they lacked spatial memory and were more focussed on the “what” of a task rather than the “where”.


Australian dogs are known for their ingenuity in solving problems and it has been found that domesticated dogs are able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of deception.One study found that after undergoing training to solve a simple task, dogs faced with a non-social version of the same problem looked at the human, while socialized wolves did not.


Diseases affecting dogs include such common health problems as arthritis, hip dysplasia, skin issues, and ear infections. There are also some serious conditions that may require hospitalization or euthanasia including cancer, diabetes, heart failure, kidney disease, and bladder stones.

Both acute and chronic conditions are deadly for animals, and they can quickly develop into fatal illnesses. Parasites are just as damaging for dogs as they are for people. Dogs are also vulnerable to intestinal worms like tapeworms and heartworms. These are worms that live in the dog’s intestines and can cause severe damage to them.


Several human foods and household ingestibles are toxic to dogs, including chocolate solids, onions and garlic, causing thiosulphate, sulfoxide or disulfide poisoning, grapes and raisins, macadamia nuts, and xylitol. However, the nicotine in tobacco is not harmful to dogs.

The most common problem faced by pet owners is the ingestion of something harmful to their pet. Ingestion can range from drinking from a toilet bowl to ingesting a poisonous substance. Symptoms of ingestion are diarrhea, vomiting and sometimes even seizures.

Health risks

  1. In 2018, the WHO reported that 59,000 people died globally from rabies, with

2.6% in Asia and

3.4% in Africa. Rabies is a disease for which dogs are the most important vector. Dog bites affect tens of millions of people globally each year.

Children from mid to late childhood are the greatest percentage bitten by dogs, with a greater risk of injury to the head and neck. They are also more likely to need medical attention and have the highest mortality rate.Sharp claws with powerful muscles behind them can cause lacerations that can lead to life-threatening complications. In the U.S., dogs are a factor in about 86,000 falls each year. About 2% of dog-related injuries treated in the U.K.


In terms of accidents, dogs represent only 3% of all  accident injuries but they account for almost 40% of injuries involving animal involvement. Injuries of the hand and fingers are particularly dangerous for dogs because they are most frequently related to the use of the mouth. Dogs are also associated with falls, which are the most frequent cause of accidental injuries in children.

Toxocara canis is the most common type of roundworm to infect cats. Infection in dogs leads to a disease called toxocariasis. In humans, the parasite can cause serious eye infections and intestinal problems.


The canine family contains over 70 species of domesticated mammals of varying sizes, shapes and uses. They are among the most successful animals on the planet, with dogs being the second most popular pet in the US. The term omnivore refers to an animal which is capable of consuming a wide variety of foods.


Although a few domesticated animals have become almost totally vegetarian, most animals are still obligate carnivores. Carnivores and omnivores are in a special category of the animals called mixed feeders. This means that they eat both meat and plant-based foods.


Dog meat is eaten by some populations in Asia, including Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. According to limited data, it’s estimated that 13-16 million dogs are killed and eaten every year. Many people in China have debated banning the consumption of dog meat. Other factors include Buddhism and Islam, which both prohibit the consumption of certain animals, including the dog.


As a result of the moral concerns associated with eating dog meat, it became taboo. People in other countries continued to eat dog meat after the Europeans introduced the meat to their countries. Although many people in the United States still eat dog meat today, they do not make a practice of it. In Switzerland, it has also been banned since 1798.

Dog fat is also believed to be beneficial for the lungs in some parts of Poland and Central Asia. Proponents of eating dog meat have argued that placing a distinction between livestock and dogs is Western hypocrisy and that there is no difference in eating different animals’ meat.

In Korean culture, the primary breed raised for meat is the Nureongi, which is a cross between the Chinese Shih Tzu and Japanese Akita. The most popular Korean dog dish is bosintang, a spicy stew made with beef and vegetables. A Korean custom claims that followers of the custom will eat it to balance their bodies and to ensure they get enough vitamins and nutrients.

A 19th century version of bo sintang, or hotpot, can be traced back to Korea and China. It was originally a simple broth based soup made with dog, but has evolved into a highly flavored stew. Today, it is a dish that is commonly found at barbecue festivals throughout the year and it’s a popular dish for New Year celebrations as well. Dog meat is not as widely consumed as pork or beef or chicken in Korea, so it is an excellent source of lean protein for those who are more concerned about their weight.

Inbreeding depression

A common breeding practice for pets such as dogs is mating between closely related animals or mating within families. For example, a dog that has just been mated with a littermate will often show a greater resemblance to its parents than a dog that was just bought from a store. Inbreeding causes recessive genes that cause diseases and problems to become more common in a population. When this happens the genes are not expressed as much as they would be in an outcrossing environment. This causes problems in the form of illness and reduced performance. To avoid this, dogs can be bred from unrelated animals such as breeds of dogs that are not so closely related. The breeders of the dogs should also make sure that their dogs are from diverse geographic locations as this will reduce any possible genetic drift caused by inbreeding.



The effect of inbreeding can be seen by looking at how the litter sizes and survival rates change with increasing levels of inbreeding. The best way to do this is by looking at litter data from a variety of dog breeds and then comparing them with inbreeding coefficients.


Stillbirth was the most common cause of  maternal mortality in the United States, in 2015. Of the 6, 534 cases of stillbirth in the United States, a mother’s partner (usually a man) had intercourse with the woman during her pregnancy with the child.

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