Canidae

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Can·i·dae

(kan'i-dē),
A family of the Carnivora including the dogs, coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
[L. canis, dog]

Canidae

a family which includes 14 genera; the two commonest are the dogs (Canis spp.) and the foxes (Vulpes spp.). Includes exotic Canidae, e.g. dingo.
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We partnered with Purina Dog Chow because we are a proud dog family," said Shawna Thompson, of Thompson Square.
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Luke Pfeifle, one of the founders of My Good Dog, states, "We welcome these new distributors to the My Good Dog family.
The GRAY WOLF (Canis lupus), also known as "timber wolf", is the largest member of the dog family measuring 5-8 feet in length (nose to tail) and weighing 57-130 pounds.
Jackson, an associate professor of psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, decided at the age of 8 that he wanted to study animals, but he didn't think he'd end up specializing in insects: "I thought I'd end up working with small- to mid-sized woodland animals from the dog family.