Jack Russell with Paws

Jack Russell

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Scientific name Canis lupus familiaris.
The domestic dog is now listed as a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus).
There are 39 subspecies of wolf, including the gray wolf, red wolf, the dingo and the domestic dog. DNA sequencing has confirmed that the gray wolf and the domestic dog share common ancestry.
Also known as the domestic dog.
Cf. Canis lupus familiaris

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