All dogs are probably descended from an animal called Tomarctus.This animal lived approximately 15 million years ago.
The dog has been used by humans for many years for hunting, protection and working with livestock.

Characteristics:

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The dog is part of a family of similar animals that include wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals and wild hunting dogs such as the Dingo and African Wild Hunting Dog.
Although hunting has been responsible for the development of many dog breeds, dogs were also used to aid humans in protecting and working with other domesticated animals kept by man and so guard dogs and herding dogs were developed.

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#Hunting

The dog's natural hunting instincts have been used by humans over the years to hunt a variety of prey in different environments and this led to the development of different groups of dogs, and ultimately to different dog breeds.

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"Sight Hounds" or "Gaze Hounds" were an early group of dogs developed whose characteristics included a deep chest, long legs and a keen sense of sight. From this group dog breeds such as the Afghan, Saluki and Greyhound emerged.

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"Scent Hounds" with an exceptional sense of smell provided by large noses with well opened nostrils were later developed in Europe. These dogs were not bred for speed but stamina, and were used to track and hunt prey over long periods of time. From this group of hounds dog breeds such as the Otter hound, Elkhound, Basset Hound and Dachshund emerged.

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#Terriers

Hunting dogs were also developed, mostly in Britain, to hunt burrowing prey such as badgers, foxes and rabbits, and to control many types of vermin. These dogs needed to be feisty and energetic and so the group of dogs known as Terriers were developed.
Most breeds of Terrier are descended from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier and the White English Terrier, both now extinct.

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Today many breeds of Terrier exist and these include the Fox Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Airedale Terrier, West Highland White Terrier....

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qoutes

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

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“A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right.”

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#Retrivers #Pointers

Following the invention of the gun, dogs with sensitive noses were developed to locate and indicate the location of prey, to flush out prey or retrieve the prey once shot which required a soft mouth. For this purpose Pointers and Retrievers were developed.

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“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”

That's all for now!
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