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A family of the Carnivora including the dogs, coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
[L. canis, dog]


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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Every time your dog aggressively communicates to another canine family member, it increases the potential for unresolvable aggression between the two and serious injury to one or both.
This documentary follows the soap opera style of one particular canine family - the Dunlops.
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A third member of this canine family is also now visiting the home - Meg, Glen's daughter.
Although it's not uncommon for two dogs in a family to have occasional squabbles, there are also times when knock-down-drag-out battles--or even rough play--can put one or more canine family members at risk of serious injury or even death (not to mention the risk of injury to the humans who have to intervene in the dog fights).
In our opinion, there simply is no point in risking the life of your canine family member for a cheap treat.
I am always delighted to see communities recognize that dog owners and their canine family members are as deserving of a slice of the local park pie as are soccer players and Little League teams.
Whether you are a longtime dog owner, have just acquired your first canine companion, or are still in the planning process to adopt a dog, it's important that you have the basic tools that make life with a canine family member run smoothly.

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