The is one of themost popular animals inthe world. It was among the first animals to be domesticated.
was trained for use by humans. It is characterized by loyalty, friendship, protectiveness, and affection.
Therefore, dogs are also known as mans best friend.
Dogs have five senses. Their sense of smell is very sharp. Dogs also have a fine sense of hearing. They can detect noises well beyond what people can hear.Some breeds, such as the German shepherd and the Bloodhound, have a much sharper sense of smell than others. German shepherd Bloodhound
Because of this, German shepherd and Bloodhound are used to track explosives, drugs, and missing people.
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The dog is a social creature. Itprefers the company of people and of other dogs.
Dogs indicate their area by urinating and rubbing their scent on the ground or on trees as a sign of their presence.
When a dog meets another dog and its ears are erect, it is If its ears are pointingconcentrating on the other dog. forward, it is on the alert.
If a dog holds its tail high and wags it, the animal is happy and confident. If it drops its tail and remains still, the dog is anxious.If it pulls its tail between its legs, the dog is afraid.
This is the competition of purebred dogs. In this show, dogs must be the same breed.
Dog racing is a 20th-century outgrowth of the older sport of coursing, in which dogs hunted by sight rather than scent.
The sport of racing sleds pulled by dogs over snow-covered cross-country courses, developed from an Inuit, or Eskimo, method of transportation.
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Puppies are born blind and deaf. They are totally dependent on the mother for warmth and nourishment. Between 10 and 14 days after birth, their eyes and ear canals open.
The puppies then begin to move around actively. As they grow, they become morecurious and start to investigate their surroundings. Between 12 and 16 weeks, the puppy becomes independent of its mother and starts exploring new territories.
The average life span of a small- and a medium-sized dog is 15 years. A large dog lives only up to the age of 10.