• dog
  • A common four-legged animal, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things.
Abstract from DBPedia
    The dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. Also called the domestic dog, it is derived from the extinct Pleistocene wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. Dogs were the first species to be domesticated by hunter-gatherers over 15,000 years ago before the development of agriculture. Due to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids. The dog has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. Dog breeds vary widely in shape, size, and color. They perform many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and the military, companionship, therapy, and aiding disabled people. Over the millennia, dogs became uniquely adapted to human behavior, and the human-canine bond has been a topic of frequent study. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet of "man's best friend".

    イヌ(犬、狗、学名:Canis lupus familiaris、ラテン語名:canis、英名:dog、domestic dog)は、食肉目・イヌ科・イヌ属に分類される哺乳類の一種である。 属名 Canis、種小名 lupus はラテン語でそれぞれ「犬」「狼」の意。亜種名 familiaris はやはりラテン語で、「家庭に属する」といった意味である。広義には、イヌ科動物全般を指すこともある()。現代の日本では屋外、あるいは屋内で飼われ、ペットとして猫と並ぶ代表的な動物である。