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DOG. A well known domestic animal. In almost all languages this word is, a term or name of contumely or reproach. See 3 Bulst. 226; 2 Mod. 260; 1 Leo. 148; and the title action on the case for defamation in the Digests; Minsheu's Dictionary.
     2. A dog is said at common law to have no intrinsic value, and he cannot therefore be the subject of larceny. 4 Bl. Com. 236; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 571. But the owner has such property in him, that he may maintain trespass for an injury to his dog; "for a man may have property in some things which are of so base nature that no felony can be committed of them, as of a bloodhound or mastiff." 12 H. VIII. 3; 18 H. VIII. 2; 7 Co. 18 a; Com. Dig. Biens, F; 2 Bl. Com. 397; Bac. Ab. Trover, D; F. N. B. 86; Bro. Trespass, pl. 407 Hob. 283; Cro. Eliz. 125; Cro. Jac. 463 2 Bl. Rep.
     3. Dogs, if dangerous animals, may lawfully be killed, when their ferocity is known to their owner, or in self-defence 13 John. R. 312; 10 John. R. 365; and when bitten by a rabid animal, a dog may be lawfully killed by any one. 13 John. R. 312.
     4. When a dog, in consequence of his vicious habits, becomes a common nuisance, the owner may be indicted. And when he commits an injury, if the owner had a knowledge of his mischievous propensity, he is liable to an action on the case. Bull. N. P. 77; 2 Str. 1264; Lord Raym. 110. 1 B. & A. 620; 4 Camp. R. 198; 2 Esp. R. 482; 4 Cowen, 351; 6 S. & R. 36; Addis. R. 215; 1 Scam. 492 23 Wend 354; 17 Wend. 496; 4 Dev. & Batt. 146.
     5. A man has a right to keep a dog to guard his premises, but not to put him at the entrance of his house, because a person coming there on lawful business may be injured by him, and this, though there may be another entrance to the house. 4 C. & P. 297; 6 C. & P. 1. But if a dog be chained, and a visitor so incautiously go near him that he is bitten, he has no right of action against the owner. 3 Chit. Bl. 154, n. 7. Vide Animal; Knowledge; Scienter.

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El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar nuevos hallazgos de Canis familiaris (perro domestico) recuperados en sitios arqueologicos prehispanicos ubicados en el humedal del rio Parana inferior (Argentina).
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En el sitio Craneo Marcado B se recupero una mandibula asignada a canis familiaris asociada con un esqueleto humano femenino.
Pienkowska and Switonski (1998) identified the nucleolus organizer regions in Canis familiaris chromosomes.
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Con el fin de contribuir en el conocimiento morfologico, se describio en cortes coronales y horizontales el encefalo del bovino (Bos taurus) y posteriormente se comparo la forma, posicion y ubicacion del talamo y los nucleos basales frente a las especies: Canis Familiaris (Canina), Equus Caballus (Equina) y Homo sapiens sapiens (Humana).
Properties of CD36 gene in seven taxa studied Properties of CD36 gene Taxa Chromosomal Total gene Total exon length location length (in bp) (in bp) Mus musculus 5 53681 3016 Rattus norvegicus 4 53743 2551 Pai: troglodytes 7 39392 2201 Macaca mulatta 3 53681 3016 Homo sapiens 7 74804 2048 Canis familiaris 18 32945 2267 Gallus gallus 1 43316 2331 Properties of CD36 gene Taxa No.