The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canid which has been selectively bred for millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.
Although initially thought to have originated as a manmade variant of an extant canid species (variously supposed as being the dhole, golden jackal, or gray wolf), extensive genetic studies undertaken during the 2010s indicate that dogs diverged from an extinct wolf-like canid in Eurasia 40,000 years ago. Being the oldest domesticated animals for the past 33,000 years, their long association with people has allowed dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behavior, as well as thrive on a starch-rich diet which would be inadequate for other canid species.
Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname "man's best friend" in the Western world. In some cultures, however, dogs are a source of meat.

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  1. Spitpatch

    Damn fine stray dog

    This gun is not mine. It wandered into my house as a result of a younger man inheriting his Dad's guns. He did not know what it was It is one of the rarest modern American production rimfire rifles ever produced. Economical and Revolutionary at inception. This is a Remington Model 592M...
  2. WAW44

    Now that's funny. Boomer teaching kids how to use the phone.
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  4. 66PonyCar

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  5. T

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  6. oremike

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  7. ATCclears

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  8. arakboss

    Ham deal and dog poo bags.

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  9. L84Cabo

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  10. Lennie

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  11. ilikegunspdx

    This robot dog on patrol at PDX air nat guard is freaky looking

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  12. ATCclears

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