Definition of Domestic dog
1. Noun. A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds. "The dog barked all night"
Generic synonyms: Domestic Animal, Domesticated Animal, Canid, Canine
Specialized synonyms: Puppy, Barker, Bow-wow, Doggie, Doggy, Pooch, Cur, Mongrel, Mutt, Lapdog, Toy, Toy Dog, Hunting Dog, Working Dog, Carriage Dog, Coach Dog, Dalmatian, Basenji, Pug, Pug-dog, Leonberg, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Dog, Great Pyrenees, Spitz, Belgian Griffon, Brussels Griffon, Griffon, Corgi, Welsh Corgi, Poodle, Poodle Dog, Mexican Hairless
Group relationships: Canis, Genus Canis, Pack
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Domestic Dog
Literary usage of Domestic dog
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"Speculating upon the probable origin of the domestic dog, Professor Huxley ... If this one domestic dog had originated in the taming by man of an indigenous ..."
2. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1824)
"... to the origin of the domestic Dog.—M. Desmoulins, considering, with Pallas, that the wild stock of all our old herbivorous animals still exists, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The prevalent belief at the present day it i probably that which regards the domestic dog as the pro- .' duct of tho crossing of several species, ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... he observes, may be traced between the foxes and native races of the domestic dog of the New World and those of the Old ; the former possessing finer, ..."
5. The History of the World; a Survey of a Man's Record by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"At the present day the domestic dog is mostly employed for guarding settlements ... So that the domestic dog serves every possible purpose to which domestic ..."