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The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf and a member of the Canidae family. It is among the first domesticated animal and it always played an important role in the history of the human civilization. Dogs are used for a variety of purposes: as pets, for police work, for hunting, for rescue, as herders, or even for therapy. Dogs come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. They have a highly developed sense of smell and an acute sense of hearing. There are more than 400 dog breeds in the world. Dogs are wonderful animals and most of them are kept as pets.

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