Is This Animal Suitable as a Pet?
Even though dog breeds appear quite distinct, they still freely interbreed without physical or other barriers. In other words, all domestic dogs are members of the same species. Even with their wide range of appearances, dogs are more similar to one another genetically than they are to grey wolves, their closest relatives.
2. Show this slide to students, and ask, What about this animal? Is it suitable as a pet? Why or why not? Tell students that the slide depicts a common dog breed, springer spaniel.
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- English Springer Spaniel © Eric Isselee. Licensed for use.
- Moreno, N. (2017) Complex Traits: Using Dogs as a Model for Modern Genetics. Baylor College of Medicine: Houston. ISBN: 978-1-994035-08-2.
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