domestic dog


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n domestic dog 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 "the dog barked all night"
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In literature:

He domesticated no animals but the dog and possibly the hog.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The dogs were secured by several domestics, and we advanced.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
In support of this proposition I instance the fact of the dog's acquired habit of barking, which has been developed since his domestication.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
The Indians of North America possess two or three varieties of domesticated dogs, evidently derived from the wolves of that region.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Domestic fowls, sheep, horses, and dogs, devour them with equal greediness.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Toward night the squaw and dog appeared and the domestic economy of the aboriginal residence went on as before.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Two of the domestics of the convent, with two or three dogs, were escorting some travellers, and were lost in an avalanche.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
In the New World, except in Peru, the only domesticated animal was the dog.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
For a few minutes a pack of wild dogs ran near them, even mingling with the domesticated dogs.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison

In news:

The research found that the domestic ferrets reacted to human gestures of touching or pointing in a similar way to domestic dogs.
New research finds that domestic ferrets respond to the same human social cues as dogs do.
Although domestication of dogs took thousands of years, Russian geneticist Dmitry K Belyaev tried to reproduce the whole messy process in one human lifetime, eliminating all the dead ends and inefficiencies of chance and human blunder.
New study says that the domestication of dogs occurred in the Middle East with the rise of human civilization.
14,000 years after the domestication of dogs, 371 years after Europeans settled Manhattan Island and 123 years after the completion of Central Park, this town is not big enough for humans and their best friends.
According to a news release from the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, police are trying to located a Florida man accused of breaking a dog's leg during a domestic dispute with a woman last month.
A Lake Placid man faces four charges stemming from a domestic violence incident, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and battery on a police dog.
Man Choked Girlfriend's Dog, Charged with Domestic Assault.
A resident who was walking his dog at an apartment complex became involved in a domestic dispute between a man and woman early Saturday that ended in one man getting shot and surviving serious injuries.
House Paws-an-Effect Dog Show Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence.
LONDON, United Kingdom, June 7, 2012—Research from Goldsmiths, University of London suggests domestic dogs express empathic behavior when confronted with humans in distress.
Haven of Hopes walks dogs for Domestic Violence awareness.
"I don't know what's wrong with us," a friend said the other day in response to the many domestic problems dogging the United States.
Domestic dogs recently killed three of his sows, two of whom were pregnant.
The panic buoyed domestic pet-food makers such as Freshpet, which had launched the previous year and was struggling to convince retailers to let it install coolers in their stores to prevent its fresh dog food from spoiling.