18th November 2019


What is the scientific classification of a dog?

Canis lupus familiaris

Also, what is a dog classified as?


What is the genus and species of a dog?

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FamilyCanidae Fischer, 1817 – coyotes, dogs, foxes, jackals, wolves
GenusCanis Linnaeus, 1758 – dogs, foxes, jackals
SpeciesCanis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 – Wolf, Gray Wolf, Lobo gris, loup
SubspeciesCanis lupus familiaris Linnaeus, 1758 – domestic dog

What is the species of a dog?

Canis is a Latin word meaning dog, and under this genus he listed the dog-like carnivores including domestic dogs, wolves, and jackals. He classified the domestic dog as Canis familiaris and on the next page as a separate species he classified the wolf as Canis lupus.
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