The dog is small mammal in the order Carnivora native to Earth. Dogs were domesticated from wolves relatively recently by the humans. Over time, the dog has developed into hundreds of breeds with a great degree of variation. For example, heights at the withers range from just a few inches to roughly three feet, and colours range from white to black, with reds, grays, and browns occurring in a tremendous variation of patterns. Dogs, like humans, are highly social creatures, which accounts for their trainability, playfulness and ability to fit into human households.
On Earth the dog is a subspecies of the wolf, and was one of the first animals to be domesticated by Humans. There were a wide variety of breeds of dogs, with different sizes, temperaments, and type of coats. Dogs were often kept as pets by Humans, and were also used for a variety of other tasks.
Jonathan Archer had a male beagle named Porthos that he took with him on board the Enterprise (NX-01). Porthos stayed with Archer for his entire time as captain of the Enterprise. (ENT episode: "Broken Bow", et al.)
As children, James and Sam Kirk owned a Golden Lab named Lady. When she became too old and ill, the boys begged to have her cloned, but their father refused, telling them they needed to respect the pet's life and death. (TOS novel: Prime Directive) Years later, in the 2270s and 2280s, Kirk owned another dog, a male Great Dane named Butler. (TNG movie & novelization: Generations)
During a Starfleet command officer cocktail party aboard Starbase 32 in 2333, Jean-Luc Picard overheard several guests discussing a sobering situation that one of them had found themselves in. Wishing to join the conversation, Picard asked if they were discussing a hostile force or undiscovered phenomenon, to which one of the guests replied that he was talking about putting his dog to sleep. (SGR novel: Gauntlet)
After having accidentally traveled back in time to 1947 along with Quark, Rom, and Nog on board Quark's ship, the Changeling Odo disguised himself as a German Shepherd dog in order to avoid detection by army officials. (DS9 episode: "Little Green Men")
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In Fallout world, Dogs are little different from the ones found in our world, although they have become feral and vicious in order to survive in the harsh environment of the Wasteland. Even so, just as they have in ages past, many dogs have remained faithful and beloved companions to men and women. Arguably, the most famous of these post-nuclear canines was Dogmeat, the companion of the Vault Dweller.
Though most breeds of dogs remain largely un-mutated by radiation exposure, some modified or mutant varieties do exist. The centaurs are mutants created by mixing dog, human and brahmin DNA in FEV vats. Dogs were also subject to Enclave experiments, which resulted in cyberdogs.
|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
Dogs in Fallout Tactics are a common sight in Wasteland. They used by many factions, like Brotherhood of Steel, raiders, and even super mutants, as loyal guardians and attacking force. There are groups of wild dogs, that could be encountered in Macomb and during the travels in the Wasteland.
|The following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Dogs in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel are used by many inhabitants of the wastes. Several different types of this animal could be seen.
See these individual pages for statistics for dogs in Fallout 3:
A normal dog seen in towns like Carbon. Friendly animal living with townsfolk. If the Initiate of the Brotherhood of Steel has a perk Man's Best Friend, he gets a dog companion, who will attack his enemies.
Specially trained killers, these dogs wear spiked armor and highly agressive.
These dogs are common to ghoul city of Los. High level of radiation caused them to become glowing, poisonous, radioactive beasts, like some ghouls and radscorpions. The Church of the Lost uses them as it's enforcers.
|The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Dogs were also going to feature in the cancelled Van Buren, taking place in American southwest.
Dogs appear in all Fallout games.
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Dogs, also known by their scientific name Canis lupus familiaris, and colloquially known as "man's best friend", are a semi-sentient mammal native to Earth and have a long history of domestication by humans. Dogs are meat-eaters, but have get used to eat different kinds of food when living with humans. Dogs usually have from 3 to 6 puppies per pregnancy, which lasts about 3 months, considerably shorter than human's . They are often kept as personal companions by human owners, who will look after the dog and take care of its food. Dogs also serve as patrols in the military, tracking suspects and detecting illegal substances in police forces, etc.
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A Dog is an animal in RuneScape that may be harmful or benign. There are several kinds of dogs in RuneScape.
These dogs can be a Slayer assignment for 'dogs':
This dog can be a Slayer assignment for 'terror dogs':
These dogs cannot be attacked:
These dogs are related to quests only:
These dogs are part of the Summoning skill:
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Dogs were domesticated animals noted for their keen sense of smell and their barking vocalizations. They were often kept as pets by Humans and other species, such as Talz. A similar, more wild canid, was a wolf.
In their youth, both Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian owned dogs, though tragically, Lando's was run over by a speeder. The memory would haunt Calrissian for years to come. Likewise, Luke would reflect upon his pet as he left the Tatoo system for the first time on the Millennium Falcon. Ken sometimes wished he had a pet dog or cat instead of a pet mooka. The K-9 series companion droids were designed to imitate a dog in both appearance and behavior.
"Dog" was also sometimes used as a term of contempt. A Mandalorian mercenary once referred to the bounty hunter Durge as Jaing's "dog." Likewise, while C-3PO's head was temporarily attached to a B-1 battle droid's body during the Battle of Geonosis, he was heard to shout, "Die, Jedi dogs!" Han Solo once said of Gamorreans that "[they] are as dumb as a box of rocks and sleep like a dog." A more complimentary idiom was "top dog," which Canderous Ordo once used to mean the top bounty hunter on Taris.
Though most mentions of dogs referred to non-sentient domestic animals, at least one sentient being existed who was only identified as a "dog." This being was an associate of the mercenary bunny Max.
As with most Earth animals featured in the Star Wars canon, the status and origins of the dog remain a mystery. Quite a few organisms in the Star Wars galaxy have obvious real-world analogues that share the same name, such as ducks; rabbits; horses; chickens; frogs; cats; and, of course, Humans.
Dog-related words such as hound, cur, pup, or puppy are used figuratively in some sources. These may be further examples of the place of dogs in the culture of the Star Wars galaxy.