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    (Original post by asmaamahamud)
    i learnt that they not classified as anything just hybrids.
    But they can breed. Also dogs and wolves are crossed commonly in the USA for pleasure/coolness.
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    (Original post by Pawsies)
    But they can breed. Also dogs and wolves are crossed commonly in the USA for pleasure/coolness.
    I think dogs and wolves are considered the same species.

    Personally I find it weird that domestic dogs are all the same species. Think how different great danes and chihuahuas look. If you showed them to someone who has never seen or heard of a dog before, I don't think they'd even recognise them as the same type of animal.
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    Is there anything on the average heights of these species?
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    (Original post by HeadintheClouds93)
    I thought because 2 people of different races can produce fertile offspring that it means they are of the same species? I may be wrong though!
    this is true
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    (Original post by Pawsies)
    But they can breed. Also dogs and wolves are crossed commonly in the USA for pleasure/coolness.
    well it can take millions of years for a species to separate... dogs and wolves must still have the same number of chromosomes etc. and can mate to produce fertile offspring.. they haven't really had "enough time" to speciate.
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    I think dogs and wolves are considered the same species.

    Personally I find it weird that domestic dogs are all the same species. Think how different great danes and chihuahuas look. If you showed them to someone who has never seen or heard of a dog before, I don't think they'd even recognise them as the same type of animal.
    canis familiaris
    canis lupus

    same family but different groupings.
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    (Original post by Pawsies)
    canis familiaris
    canis lupus

    same family but different groupings.
    According to the Wikipedia page domestic dogs are canis lupus familiaris, a subspecies of wolf. But apparently it was only quite recently reclassified.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    According to the Wikipedia page domestic dogs are canis lupus familiaris, a subspecies of wolf. But apparently it was only quite recently reclassified.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog
    when I was doing my research wiki was the only one to state that. so I'm not sure :confused:
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    (Original post by Pawsies)
    when I was doing my research wiki was the only one to state that. so I'm not sure :confused:
    The wiki points to http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRp...h_value=726821

    It says that Canis Familiaris is recognised as synonym because that's what people already knew it as before they reclassified them as a subspecies.
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    (Original post by Pawsies)
    canis familiaris
    canis lupus

    same family but different groupings.
    That's same Genus :rolleyes: You people need to learn your phylogeny and the idea of sub-species.

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