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Cats vs. Dogs by Elizabeth Carney

Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which ones better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.

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Dogs: (Prehistoric) Man's Best Friend - National Geographic

AND MAN CREATED DOG

Dog , Canis lupus familiaris , domestic mammal of the family Canidae order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of the gray wolf Canis lupus and is related to foxes and jackals. The dog is one of the two most ubiquitous and most popular domestic animals in the world the cat is the other. For more than 12, years it has lived with humans as a hunting companion, protector, object of scorn or adoration, and friend. The dog evolved from the gray wolf into more than distinct breeds. Human beings have played a major role in creating dogs that fulfill distinct societal needs.

Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " explains how her newfound popularity is fueling Season 2 of the hit series. Watch now. Title: Science of Dogs 15 Aug National Geographic looks at dogs and investigates how humans have taken an active role in shaping their appearance and behavior through selective breeding.

A Brief History of Dogs

As humankind's oldest companion, dogs have been by our side for thousands of years. See how deeply our histories connect and learn how these lovable… more. See how deeply our histories connect and learn how these lovable canines evolved from formidable carnivores to loyal protectors and members of the family.

All rights reserved. Dogs were probably the first tame animals. They have accompanied humans for at least 20, years and possibly as many as 40, Scientists generally agree that all dogs, domestic and wild, share a common wolf ancestor; at some point grey wolves and dogs went on their separate evolutionary ways. Today humans have bred hundreds of different domestic dog breeds—some of which could never survive in the wild. Despite their many shapes and sizes all domestic dogs, from Newfoundlands to pugs, are members of the same species — Canis familiaris. Although they have domestic temperaments , dogs are related to wolves, foxes, and jackals.

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