Domestic dog, Bull dog - ROM2004_939_2


Domestic dog, Bull dog

Date: Acquired on July 13, 1936
length=33; width=15; height=22 inches
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderCarnivora
    • FamilyCanidae
    • GenusCanis
    • SpecificEpithetfamiliaris
Object number: 3607130034
On view
DescriptionThe breeds of domesticated dogs all come from one species (Canis lupus). They are created by the selective inbreeding of males and females with desirable traits. As a result, these breeds exhibit a wide range of physical characteristics generally associated with differing species. Studies comparing the protein sequences in genetic material (DNA) have found that the sequences are so similar between domesticated dogs and wild wolves that the two clearly came from the same lineage, that is, dogs were domesticated from captured wolves.
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