All dogs, wild and domestic, are direct descendants of wolves. Dogs have been bred as pets and companions for tens of thousands of years with the earliest known domestication taking place over 12,000 years ago. Today, dogs serve their best friend in several ways: as guides, home security, search and rescue, for hunting purposes, and to assist police in tracking criminals. There are over 400 recognized breeds of domestic dogs ranging from the smallest, the Chihuahua, to the largest of the breeds, the Irish wolfhound.
- Exhibits chipped teeth; please see photos
- Skull Length 24.2cm (9.5in)
- Skull Width 14.5cm (5.7in)
- Skull Height 12.5cm (4.9in)