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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Behavioral differences among breeds of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris): Current status of the science.
4 0.1 wild animals total 1954 68.6 domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris 514 18.0 domestic cat Felis silvestris catus 116 4.1 domestic animals total 630 22.1 humans (pedestrians) 240 8.4 humans (vehicles) 17 0.8 humans total 264 9.3 Total 2848 100.0 Species N individuals/day (SD) red deer Cervus elaphus 1.5 (0.9) roe deer Capreolus capreolus 6.1 (3.6) wild boar Sus scrofa 0.1 (0.2) European hare Lepus europaeus 2.4 (3.8) red fox Vulpes vulpes 5.0 (4.5) otter Lutra lutra < 0.01 marten Martes sp.
Canis Lupus Familiaris is the scientific name for which animal?
We bred them to be so expressive, of course, but only in the last two centuries or so did we actively shape Canis lupus familiaris into highly differentiated breeds, each filling a specific psychic need or role, from lapdog to bird retriever.
Many species use tail position to communicate about dominance relationships [Old et al., 2002 (Amphibolurus muricatus); Feh, 2005 (Equus caballus); McLeod, 1996 (Canis lupus)-, Goddard and Beilharz, 1985 (Canis lupus familiaris)].
[9] Today there are over 400 recognised breeds of Canis lupus familiaris, and the dog's status as a pet and integral family member is unquestioned.
Spirocerca lupi (Spirurida, Spirocercidae) is a nematode infecting dogs Canis lupus familiaris and wild carnivores in tropical and subtropical areas (Bailey 1972, Fox et al.