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Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)

Synonyms: Canis familiaris; Canis familiarus domesticus

Wikipedia Abstract

The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canine which has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviours, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. 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 influence on human society has given them the sobriquet, "man's best friend".
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Adult Weight [1]  88.19 lbs (40.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 4 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 4 months
Gestation [1]  63 days
Litter Size [1]  6
Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bald Rock National Park II 21998 New South Wales, Australia
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Carolinian-South Atlantic Biosphere Reserve 310228 North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, United States      
Grasslands National Park II 128635 Saskatchewan, Canada
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States
Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve 245981 Hawaii, United States  
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Mujib Nature Reserve Wildlife Reserve IV   Jordan
Purnululu National Park II 604999 Western Australia, Australia
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela National Park II 180522 Madagascar
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra National Park II 76961 Madagascar
Santee Coastal Reserve and Washo Reserve State Habitat Area IV 20850 South Carolina, United States  
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Taman Negara National Park II 1122273 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  


Parasitized by 
Alaria alata <Unverified Name>[2]
Ancylostoma brasiliense[2]
Ancylostoma caninum[2]
Angiostrongylus vasorum[2]
Archaeopsylla erinacei erinacei[3]
Ascocotyle sinoecum[2]
Capillaria aerophila[2]
Cediopsylla simplex[3]
Centrorhynchus clitorideus[2]
Ceratophyllus ciliatus protinus[3]
Chaetopsylla homoea[3]
Chaetopsylla trichosa[3]
Corynosoma validum[2]
Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)[3]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[3]
Ctenocephalides felis strongylus[3]
Ctenocephalides orientis[3]
Ctenophthalmus breviatus[3]
Dibothriocephalus latus[2]
Dioctophyme renale[2]
Dipetalonema dracunculoides <Unverified Name>[2]
Dipetalonema reconditum <Unverified Name>[2]
Diplopylidium acanthotetra[2]
Diplopylidium noelleri <Unverified Name>[2]
Dipylidium oitaense <Unverified Name>[2]
Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)[2]
Dirofilaria repens <Unverified Name>[2]
Distomum campanulatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[3]
Echidnophaga larina[3]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii (Red flea)[3]
Echidnophaga perilis (Rabbit stickfast flea)[3]
Echinochasmus liliputanus <Unverified Name>[2]
Echinochasmus mordax[2]
Echinococcus equinus <Unverified Name>[2]
Echinococcus granulosus[2]
Echinococcus iraqii <Unverified Name>[2]
Echinococcus multilocularis[2]
Echinococcus ortleppi <Unverified Name>[2]
Echinococcus vogeli <Unverified Name>[2]
Echinostoma angustitestis <Unverified Name>[2]
Euparyphium melis <Unverified Name>[2]
Gnathostoma spinigerum <Unverified Name>[2]
Haplorchis pumilio[2]
Haplorchis taichui[2]
Heterophyes aequalis[2]
Heterophyes dispar[2]
Heterophyes heterophyes[2]
Hoplopsyllus anomalus (rodent flea)[3]
Ischnopsyllus elongatus[3]
Joyeuxiella echinorhynchoides <Unverified Name>[2]
Joyeuxiella fuhrmanni <Unverified Name>[2]
Joyeuxiella pasqualei[2]
Lagochilascaris minor <Unverified Name>[2]
Leptopsylla segnis (European mouse flea)[3]
Malacopsylla grossiventris[3]
Mesocestoides caestus <Unverified Name>[2]
Mesocestoides lineatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Mesocestoides litteratus <Unverified Name>[2]
Metagonimus ciureanus[2]
Metagonimus yokogawai[2]
Multiceps gaigeri <Unverified Name>[2]
Nanophyetus salmincola <Unverified Name>[2]
Nosopsyllus fasciatus (northern rat flea)[3]
Nosopsyllus londiniensis londiniensis[3]
Oligacanthorhynchus atratus[2]
Onchocerca lienalis <Unverified Name>[2]
Oncicola pomatostomi[2]
Ophthalmopsylla jettmari[3]
Opisthorchis canis <Unverified Name>[2]
Oropsylla bruneri[3]
Paraceras crispum[3]
Paraceras melis flabellum[3]
Paraceras melis melis[3]
Paragonimus divergens <Unverified Name>[2]
Paragonimus miyazakii <Unverified Name>[2]
Paragonimus westermani <Unverified Name>[2]
Paropisthorchis canius <Unverified Name>[2]
Phagicola ascolongus <Unverified Name>[2]
Phagicola longicollis <Unverified Name>[2]
Phthiropsylla agenoris[3]
Physaloptera praeputialis <Unverified Name>[2]
Polygenis bohlsi bohlsi[3]
Procaviopsylla isidis[3]
Prohemistomum vivax <Unverified Name>[2]
Prosthenorchis oligacanthus <Unverified Name>[2]
Pulex echidnophagoides[3]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[3]
Pulex simulans[3]
Pulex sinoculus[3]
Rhopalopsyllus australis tupinus[3]
Rictularia affinis <Unverified Name>[2]
Rictularia cahirensis[2]
Schistosoma japonicum <Unverified Name>[2]
Spirocerca arctica <Unverified Name>[2]
Spirocerca lupi[2]
Stellantchasmus falcatus[2]
Stictodora sawakinensis[2]
Strongyloides canis <Unverified Name>[2]
Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm)[2]
Synosternus pallidus[3]
Taenia crassiceps[2]
Taenia cucumerina <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia hydatigena <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia krabbei <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia multiceps <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia ovis <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia parenchymatosa <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia pisiformis[2]
Taenia serialis <Unverified Name>[2]
Taenia taeniaeformis <Unverified Name>[2]
Tiamastus cavicola[3]
Toxascaris leonina[2]
Toxocara canis[2]
Toxocara mystax <Unverified Name>[2]
Trichinella britovi <Unverified Name>[2]
Trichinella nativa <Unverified Name>[2]
Trichinella nelsoni <Unverified Name>[2]
Trichinella spiralis (pork worm)[2]
Trichuris vulpis <Unverified Name>[2]
Tunga penetrans (Chigoe)[3]
Uncinaria brasilensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Uncinaria stenocephala (Northern hookworm)[2]
Vermipsylla alakurt[3]
Wagnerina schelkovnikovi[3]
Xenopsylla cheopis (oriental rat flea)[3]




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
3International Flea Database
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