Humans

  • Relationship
  • Emotion
  • Pets
  • Role on each others development
  • ‘Dog Person’ (Not Furries)

Breeding

  • Appearance
  • Pedigree
  • Mutts
  • Jobs
  • Litter – Care, Puppies, Runt
  • Ancestors – Wolves, Hunting

Care and Health

  • Breed related conditions and risks
  • Neutering
  • Grooming
  • Insurance
  • Vets
  • Cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Exercise
  • Training – Learning, Reward

Behaviour

  • Towards Humans
  • Towards other animals
  • Towards other dogs
  • Instincts

Jobs

  • Care – Seeing-eye, Seizures, Emotional support
  • Rescue
  • Hunting
  • Sniffer Dogs – Drugs, bombs

Strays

  • In different cultures
  • Lost
  • Pounds/Kennels
  • Rescue
  • Euthanasia
  • RSPCA

 

Bred for Jobs, Service Dogs

As well as work and jobs for dogs in society today, a lot of dog breeds were historically bred for specific purpose.

  • Dachshund – Badger Hunting
  • Poodle – Retrieving shot birds from water
  • Corgi – Herding
  • Collie – Herding
  • Bloodhound – Tracking, Hunting
  • Jack Russel Terrier – Fox Hunting
  • Doberman – Guard Dogs
  • Dalmatian – Carriage Dog, Firehouse Dog
  • Saint Bernard – Search and Rescue (Swiss Alps)
  • Yorkie – Rat catching

 

Types of Work

  • Tracking and Hunting
  • Sled Dogs
  • Detection (sniffer)
  • Herding
  • War
  • Guide
  • Therapy
  • Seizure Alert or Response
  • Acting
  • Search & Rescue

 

Dogs Ancestors, Wolves

The origin of domestic dogs is not certain. They are a member of the genus Canis, canines. The closest living relative is Canis Lupus the grey wolf.

Where the genetic divergence of dog and wolf took place is also unknown, with the most likely origins spanning Western Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia.

The first undisputed record of dog remains buried beside humans was 14,700 years ago, with disputed remains occurring 36,000 years ago. Meaning that the earliest dogs were in the time of human hunter-gatherers. The dog was the first domesticated species.