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7 Facts About Dogs

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The domestic dog is a domesticated canid which has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviours, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.

Domestication is a sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to secure a more predictable supply of resources from that second group.

The domestic cat or the feral cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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Although initially thought to have originated as an artificial variant of an extant canid species, extensive genetic studies undertaken during the 2010s indicate that dogs diverged from an extinct wolf-like canid in Eurasia 40,000 years ago.

Eurasia is the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.

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Their long association with humans has led to dogs being uniquely attuned to human behavior and are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet which would be inadequate for other canid species.

Starch or amylum is a polymeric carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds.

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Dogs are also the oldest domesticated animal.

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Dogs vary widely in shape, size and colours.

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Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals.

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This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet, "man's best friend".

A sobriquet is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another.

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