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Dogs in Nature

This is a group for wallpapers of dogs photographed in nature.
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Group Leader: Marco_Ghostly
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Submissions: Open
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Founded: February 12th, 2019

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Doberman Pinscher
Doberman PinscherUploaded by: Marco_Ghostly
Date Uploaded: 3/15/19
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German Shepherd
German ShepherdUploaded by: Marco_Ghostly
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Wolfdog in the Forest
Wolfdog in the ForestUploaded by: Marco_Ghostly
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Border Collie
Border CollieUploaded by: Marco_Ghostly
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Wolfdog
WolfdogUploaded by: Marco_Ghostly
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Dog
DogUploaded by: Marco_Ghostly
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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore. The dog and the extant gray wolf are sister taxa as modern wolves are not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated, which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct. The dog was the first species to be domesticated and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. 

Their long association with humans has led dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behavior and they are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canid species. Dogs vary widely in shape, size and colors. Dogs perform many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding disabled people and therapeutic roles. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet "man's best friend". 

The origin of the domestic dog is not clear. It is known that the dog was the first domesticated species. The domestic dog is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.The closest living relative of the dog is the gray wolf and there is no evidence of any other canine contributing to its genetic lineage.The dog and the extant gray wolf form two sister clades, with modern wolves not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated. The archaeological record shows the first undisputed dog remains buried beside humans 14,700 years ago, with disputed remains occurring 36,000 years ago.These dates imply that the earliest dogs arose in the time of human hunter-gatherers and not at the dawn of agriculture.

Where the genetic divergence of dog and wolf took place remains controversial, with the most plausible proposals spanning Western Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia. This has been made more complicated by the most recent proposal that fits the available evidence, which is that an initial wolf population split into East and West Eurasian wolves, these were then domesticated independently before going extinct into two distinct dog populations between 14,000-6,400 years ago, and then the Western Eurasian dog population was partially and gradually replaced by East Asian dogs that were brought by humans at least 6,400 years ago.

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