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About The Domestic Dog.

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The dog or domestic dog 

Is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, characterized by an upturning tail. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern grey wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, by hunter–gatherers over 15,000 years ago, before the development of agriculture.

Special dogs

The dog has been man’s best friend for thousands of years, forming a relationship that pre-dates the establishment of agriculture. Domesticated animals, including dogs, share a distinctive collection of traits that distinguish them from their wild ancestors.

I like this dogs... Me and Max. Dogs is playing.

Due to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids. Over the millennia, dogs became uniquely adapted to human behavior, and the human-canine bond has been a topic of frequent study. The dog has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. Dog breeds vary widely in shape, size, and color. They perform many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and the military, companionship, therapy, and aiding disabled people. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet of "man's best friend."

This is special dogs, well trained for security purposes.

Dog Intelligence

Dog intelligence is the dog's ability to perceive information and retain it as knowledge for applying to solve problems. Studies of two dogs suggest that dogs can learn by inference and have advanced memory skills. A study with Rico, a Border Collie, showed that he knew the labels of over 200 different items. He inferred the names of novel things by exclusion learning and correctly retrieved those new items immediately and four weeks after the initial exposure. A study of another Border Collie, "Chaser," documented his learning and memory capabilities. He had learned the names and could associate by verbal command over 1,000 words. Dogs can read and react appropriately to human body language such as gesturing and pointing and human voice commands.

Intelligent dogs hear and obey Masters voice.

Main Dog Behavior

Dog behavior is the internally coordinated responses (actions or inactions) of the domestic dog (individuals or groups) to internal and external stimuli. As the oldest domesticated species, dogs' minds inevitably have been shaped by millennia of contact with humans. As a result of this physical and social evolution, dogs have acquired the ability to understand and communicate with humans more than any other species and they are uniquely attuned to human behaviors. Behavioral scientists have uncovered a surprising set of social-cognitive abilities in domestic dogs. These abilities are not possessed by the dog's closest canine relatives or other highly intelligent mammals, such as great apes, but rather parallel to children's social-cognitive skills. Unlike other domestic species selected for production-related traits, dogs were initially selected for their behaviors.

Dog behaviour sometimes surprises me, very smart.
Have you heard about the greyhound races? Those dogs are fast! They run so fast because they’re chasing a mechanical rabbit.

Communication

Dog communication is how dogs convey information to other dogs, understand messages from humans and translate the information that dogs are transmitting. xii  Communication behaviors of dogs include eye gaze, facial expression, vocalization, body posture (including movements of bodies and limbs), and gustatory communication (scents, pheromones, and taste). Humans communicate to dogs by using vocalization, hand signals, and body posture.

Dogs can communicate very well, I'm telling Max. dog what to do and the dog obeyed. Is my friend.

Roles with humans

Domestic dogs inherited complex behaviors, such as bite inhibition, from their wolf ancestors, which would have been pack hunters with a complex body language. These sophisticated forms of social cognition and communication may account for their trainability, playfulness and ability to fit into human households and social situations. These attributes have given dogs a relationship with humans that has enabled them to become one of the most successful animals today.

The dogs' value to early human hunter-gatherers led to them quickly becoming ubiquitous across world cultures. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and the military, companionship and aiding disabled individuals. This influence on human society has given them the nickname "man's best friend" in the Western world. In some cultures, however, dogs are also a source of meat.

This dog is waiting for his master Agbo. From Ebuyi State, that after cooking they will go for hunting.
Agbo with his dogs... Going for hunting, they are I resting here.

Dog Real Senses

A dog's senses include vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and sensitivity to Earth's magnetic field. Another study has suggested that dogs can see Earth's magnetic field.

My mind told me that this dog is seeing vision and hearing some sound, because there's some things dogs see that sometimes human being do not see.

Tail

There are many different shapes for dog tails: straight, straight up, sickle, curled, or corkscrew. As with many canids, one of the primary functions of a dog's tail is to communicate their emotional state, which can be crucial in getting along with others. In some hunting dogs the tail is traditionally docked to avoid injuries.

Conclusion.

Dogs are a very excellent swimmer. They are really a very helpful pet animal. He respects his owner from the heart and can easily guess his/ her presence through their smell. Why I so much like the dogs🐕🐕... Is that dogs are so loyal to his master that nothing can induce him to leave his master. His master might be a poor man or even a beggar but still, the dog will not leave his master from far off. Dogs see their master coming home from work they rush to them and jump on them to show their love. Dogs are honest friends who are always ready to die to save a friend. It can bite a thief or stranger when they ignore its barking and try to mischief. Dogs always give security to the owner day and night. (Thanks for reading...🙋🏻‍♂️)

A village dog mother nurses her diverse-looking pups on a streets in Ugwogo Nike Enugu state.
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Thanks for sharing. Oh great to my dog’s pictures in the article. Hope you’ll show them this article :D

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🤣🤣🤣 Yes I will... You dogs is really nice, thanks for reading and commenting on my article.

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It is known that dogs are faithful to their owners. They never live their owners. I have a dog and it always stays with me. Even when I sleep, it stays beside me.

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You got it right, that is it. When I'm small my father dogs save me twice. They never leave their master that is one good thing about dogs. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article.

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Hahaha...I can see it, you are a lover of dogs but more importantly is how you were able to show us the differnces in dogs with your well explained and analyzed article.

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Thanks for reading and commenting, I so much like domestic animals because sometimes when you are angry do we make you happy you may not understand it but when you see a dog that understand human beings. My dog have saved me several times.

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