Kingdom : Animalia
                  Class : Mammalia
               Family : Canidae
Scientific Name : Canis lupus familiaris

                    Size : 50cm (20in)
               Weight : 30kg (65lbs)
         Top Speed : 50km/h (31mph)
          Life Span : 15 years
  1. Domestic dogs are subspecies of the Grey Wolf.
  2. There are around 800 species of domestic dogs found all around the world.
  3. The dogs are believed to be first domesticated, thousands of years ago, in East Asia.
  4. They were primarily used for guarding areas of land and to assist and guard hunters.
  5. They are one of the most preferred household pets throughout the world.
  6. They have soft padded feet which make them quick and quiet runners.
  7. Their sharp, strong claws give them great grip while running.
  8. Their paws and teeth are smaller than those of wolves.
  9. Their specialized teeth help them tear and bite meat.
  10. Their baby teeth shed at 4 months after which, stronger permanent teeth grow.
  11. They are carnivores mainly feeding on animal matter.
  12. On an average they live to be around 15 years old.

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