Behavior of dogs.
Behaviour of dogs
Wild dogs wolves and foxes (the canidae)
Are probably the most successful of the carnivores because they can and do adapt to many different environmental conditions including mans destruction of their own habitat. take for example of the coyote during the past 50years the face of north America has altered radically through industrialization and yet the coyote which has been continually persecuted by man has actually increase its range and can now be fond in several parts of the united states where it has not been observe before. And the English red fox an animal which should feed mainly on rabbits and small rodents now ravages dustbins and eat large quantities of fruits since the 1956 out break of myxomatosis produce a sharp decrease in the number of rabbits. This ability to change with the external conditions is a special future of the Canidae and explains their wide distribution in every continent except Antarctica and in habitats as diverse as the north Africans desert, the arctic tundra. And south American tropical forest.
Although the species are variable in their size and the colour of their fur. All of dogs and foxes behave in much the same way. For example, to bury excess food or bones The dig a small hole using their fore and covering it by pushing sand or soil over it sweeping movements of the muzzle. This behaviour is so ingrained that wolves raise on concrete floors will perform all the burying movements including digging and muzzle sweeping even when there is no soil available. Scent marking in another pattern which is seen in all the wild canids should also be familiar with any one who has watch domestic dogs on their daily rounds carefully sniffing every tree, stone and lamp post then lifting a leg and urinating over each object. Dogs gain much in number sexes of other dogs in the neighbour hood and the presence of any female on heat. In fact, the odour of each individual’s urine probably has special characteristics which makes it easily identifiable to another dog in much the same way that humans can identify each other by their finger prints and voices.