The History of Dogs

Written by Matthew Seigneur

The History of dogs

Dogs belong torepparttar Canid family (Canidae).

Dogs first appeared about 40 million years ago, before any other carnivore families like bears or cats.

Carnivores have a pair of teeth similar to blades that are called carnassials. These teeth are like scissors and can slice through skin and muscle.

Thirty five living species are included inrepparttar 125780 Canid family tree. There are three main groups.

1. South American foxes 2. Wolves, including jackals, wolves, coyotes, and dogs 3. Foxes includingrepparttar 125781 red fox and his relatives. The dog that we commonly know isrepparttar 125782 closest kin torepparttar 125783 gray wolf.

There is genetic evidence and fossils that confirm that all dogs arerepparttar 125784 direct descendants of wolves. Skeletons ofrepparttar 125785 earliest dogs and their wolf cousins are very hard to find differences.

There are around 400 domestic breeds of dogs and they all belong torepparttar 125786 same species, Canis familiaris.

A group that can successfully reproduce with one another is known as a species. A sub-group ofrepparttar 125787 species is a breed. This has been made by human interaction. All individuals in a breed can reproduce with each other, butrepparttar 125788 features ofrepparttar 125789 breed can be altered or lost when one breed is crossed with another.

Dog Fighting History

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Dog Fighting History

Using dogs in fighting has been around for hundreds maybe thousands of years. The Romans, Greeks, Spanish and French used dogs for fighting.

Fighting between all kinds of animals have always been a very popular event. As far back as can be recalled dogs called gladiator were bred forrepparttar sole purpose of dog fighting.

The British began breedingrepparttar 125779 bulldog forrepparttar 125780 sole reason of dog on dog combat, but they were notrepparttar 125781 first; since this event has been around sincerepparttar 125782 day ofrepparttar 125783 Roman Empire. The dogs thatrepparttar 125784 British used are commonly known today asrepparttar 125785 American Pit Bull Terrier.

The bulldog is well known for being used to manage unruly bulls, and by hunters for helping them in catching and holding wild boars or other big game.

Since,repparttar 125786 bull dog was so popular for these types of activitiesrepparttar 125787 sport of bullbaiting became very popular. Bullbaiting was where bulldogs and other larger animals were pitted together.

Animals such as horses, bears, lions, and yes even men were put together forrepparttar 125788 sole purpose of fighting. This bullbaiting sport was eventually outlawed, sorepparttar 125789 public turned to dog fighting. Dog Fighting was economically better forrepparttar 125790 owners ofrepparttar 125791 fighters, because they did not need as much room forrepparttar 125792 fighting area, and they only had to feed two dogs; instead of one dog and a larger animal. Also, with just dogs fighting it would be easier to hold these fights in secret ifrepparttar 125793 need arose.

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