All dogs, wild and domestic, are a direct descendant of the modern wolf. 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, to assist police, and even to track criminals. There are over 400 recognized breeds of domestic dog ranging from the smallest, the Chihuahua to the largest of the breeds, the Irish wolfhound.
- Exhibits signs of dental disease
- Skull Length 25.5cm (10in)
- Skull Width 12.6cm (5in)
- Skull Height 12.3cm (4.8in)