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"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read" --Groucho Marx.


"Dogs are a hundred to millions of times more sensitive than humans in perceiving odors (Neuhaus 1953; Moulton and Marshall 1976; Marshall and Moulton 1981)." --Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (2003) by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term "domestic dog" is generally used for both domesticated and feral varieties. The dog was the first domesticated animal and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and pet animal in human history. The word "dog" can also refer to the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" which refers to the female of the species.

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Mythology

In mythology, dogs often serve as pets or as watchdogs.

In Greek mythology, Cerberus is a three-headed watchdog who guards the gates of Hades.

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