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The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Caniade family of the order Carnivora. The term encompasses both feral and pet varieties and is also sometimes used to descrbie wild canids of other subspecies or species. The domestic dog has been (and continues to be) one of the most widely-kept working and companion animals in human history, as well as being a food source in soem cultures. There are estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world.

The dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds. Height measured to the withers ranges from a few inches in the Chihuahua to a few feet in the Great Dane; color varies from whie through grays (usually called blue) to black, and browns from light (tan) to dark ("red" or "chocolate") in a wide variationn of patterns; and, coats can be vry short to many centimmeters long, from coarse hair to something akin to wool, straight or curly, or smooth.

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