The domestic canine (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris)[2] is a domesticated canid that has been selectively bred over millennia for different behaviors, sensory abilities, and bodily characteristics.[3]
Although initially believed to have began as a man-made form of an extant canid types (variously imagined as the dhole,[4] gold jackal,[5] or grey hair[6]), substantial genetic studies performed throughout the 2010s suggest that dogs diverged from an extinct wolf like canid in Eurasia 40,000 years past.[7] Being the earliest domesticated dog, their lengthy association with individuals has let dogs to be uniquely attuned to individual conduct,[8] and boom on a starch-rich diet which might be insufficient for additional canid species.[9]
Dogs perform many jobs for people, like hunting, herding, tugging lots, safety, helping armed services and authorities, good fellowship and, mo Re lately, helping disabled individuals. This influence on human society has provided them the sobriquet, "man's greatest buddy".