Where Do Dogs Live?

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Dogs typically live within households and are owned by people as pets or as working dogs, which makes them domestic for the most part. The word “dog” refers to a species of animals within the canine family.

While most dogs, by today’s standards, would be considered to be of the domestic variety, there are many different species of canines that live in the wild and are feral. Some examples of wild or feral dogs are coyotes, wolves, jackals and dingoes. These feral species can be found throughout the world in parts of North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. In some cases, these dogs are dangerous to humans. Canines like wolves and coyotes are often a nuisance to farmers and livestock.