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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]  88.185 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

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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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