Stray Dogs, Street Dogs, House Dogs and Wolves

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    haopee Well-Known Member

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    I found an interesting article suggesting that researchers believe that there's indeed a difference between street dogs and domesticated dogs... the one living in our homes.

    I guess it makes me happy to know that they may have a slight difference because I honestly believe that house dogs and street dogs are more different than we think they are.

    Just in case you were wondering, in my country most of our dogs are known for being street dogs and strays.
     
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    shdws Well-Known Member

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    Interesting article. I guess what surprised me the most was that one of the village dogs was a full blooded wolf!
     
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    Indeed an interesting article. Personally I believe that all dogs have their different behavior like people with different personalities. :p
     
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    This is a great article, thank you for sharing it, it's always good to learn something new about our favorite animals. I must say my Homer sometimes acts like he was a real wolf:p
     
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    Like us humans, the personalities of dogs are derived from nature and nurture. Street dogs are socialised to be impersonal and alert as well as being suspicious of everyone. But I have a problem of painting everything in black and white because there are some domesticated dogs that behave like street dogs and invade other people's homes foraging for leftovers. Food for thought. But one common denominator of street dogs is that they are more resistant to the vagaries of nature and a tad sly.
     
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    Stray dogs are common in our country. Even inside our village, there are so many stray dogs. However, the moniker may be a misnomer for they are not really stray dogs but loose dogs only - meaning they have owners who just let them out in the streets but they are fed regularly. So the only difference of a house dog from a "stray" dog here is the total freedom of the stray dogs while the house dogs are confined inside the house.

    What I understand of stray dogs are those with no home or maybe like those feral cats who have no owners and are considered wild animals. I have yet to see a stray dog which is wild.
     
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