What is dog?

Dog

The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term "domestic dog" is generally used for both domesticated and feral varieties. The dog may have been the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and pet animal in human history. The word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" for the female of the species.

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Some articles on dog:

Richard Haynes - Law Practice
... Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you ... Well, now this is my defense My dog doesn't bite ... And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night ...
English Cocker Spaniel - Working Cockers - Skills
... first and foremost an upland flushing dog ... To be an effective hunter the dog must comply with this command absolutely ... When hupped the dog can be given direction called to the handler ...
Aesop's Fables - List of Some Fables By Aesop
... the Mice The Cock and the Jewel The Cock, the Dog and the Fox The Crow and the Pitcher The Crow and the Snake The Deer without a Heart The Dog and its Reflection The Dog and ...
Roy Keane - Dog
... The footballer said of Triggs, "Unlike humans, dogs don't talk shit" ... The Daily Telegraph's Steve Wilson once described Triggs as "the most famous dog in football since Pickles, a mongrel who dug up the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966, or that dog that relieved ... Henry Winter, writing in the same paper, called Triggs "the fittest dog in Cheshire" and opined that "if Cruft's held an endurance event, Keane and Triggs would scoop gold" ...
Greyfriars Bobby - Revisionist View
... Jan Bondeson published Greyfriars Bobby The Most Faithful Dog in the World, the most detailed biography of Bobby to date ... in 19th century Europe there are documented over 60 'graveyard dogs', or 'cemetery dogs' ... These were stray dogs which were fed by visitors and curators to the point the dogs made the graveyards their home ...

More definitions of "dog":

  • (noun): A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman.
    Example: "She's a real dog"
    Synonyms: frump
  • (noun): Informal term for a man.
    Example: "You lucky dog"
  • (noun): A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds.
    Example: "The dog barked all night"
    Synonyms: domestic dog, Canis familiaris
  • (noun): A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
    Synonyms: pawl, detent, click

Famous quotes containing the word dog:

    Ms. Dog wouldn’t give them her buttocks.
    She would moon at them.
    Just at the killers of the dream.
    The bus boys of the soul.
    Or at death
    who wants to make her a mummy.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Better to be a dog in times of peace than a human being in times of trouble.
    Chinese proverb.

    The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite: run always after a dog, he’ll never bite you; drink always before thirst, and it will never overtake you.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)