Scientific studies into the behavior of wild wolves have established that the wolf pack is actually a family unit, with the adult parents guiding the activities of the group. The dog likely originated from the grey wolf 12,—14, yr ago, although the origins of domestication may extend back 30, yr. Communication and relationships are established through a language of visual signals body postures, facial expressions, tail and ear carriage, and piloerectionvocalization, scents, and pheromones.
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Semyonova, A,The social organization of the domestic dog; a longitudinal study of domestic canine behavior and the ontogeny of domestic canine social systems, The Carriage House Foundation, The Hague, www. The theory that a hierarchy based on dominance relationships is the organizing principle in social groups of the sort canis lupus is a human projection that needs replacing. Furthermore, the model has unjustifiably been transferred from its original place in the discussion of the behavior of wolves to the discussion of the behavior of domestic dogs canis familiaris.
Dog behavior is the internally coordinated responses of individuals or groups of domestic dogs to internal and external stimuli. As a result of this physical and social evolution, dogs, more than any other species, have acquired the ability to understand and communicate with humans and they are uniquely attuned to their behaviors. The origin of the domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris is not clear.
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We sought to provide new evidence to this debate by comparing dogs with contrasting levels of experience with humans, in a task involving the discrimination of human generous and selfish attitudes. Then, subjects were allowed to freely choose between G and S in the choice test. The main finding was that adult subjects both family and shelter dogs developed a preference for G over S, but puppies did not.
After the exclusion zone was set up around Chernobyl, hundreds of dogs left behind by evacuated families have learned to live alone. Today, more than a thousand dogs still live in the area, descendants of these abandoned pets, left to their own devices. But a group of activists from a US NGO has created a system to vaccinate them, track radiation contamination and, in the near future, to facilitate the adoption of some of these animals.
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Canis familiaris Linnaeus . The domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species  is a member of the genus Canis canineswhich forms part of the wolf-like canids and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore. Their long association with humans has led dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behavior  and they are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canid species.
Conceived and designed the experiments: MG M. Analyzed the data: MG BG. The comparison of human related communication skills of socialized canids may help to understand the evolution and the epigenesis of gesture comprehension in humans. To reconcile previously contradicting views on the origin of dogs' outstanding performance in utilizing human gestures, we suggest that dog-wolf differences should be studied in a more complex way.