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What is the purpose of dogs in nature?


in the west I see them as pets and really loved and looked after well... in the east there are many stray dogs seen on the roads ... they just sit in the shade and scrounge for food here and there ... I was wondering how they would survive if man did not take them in as pets... I know cats would survive easily ... but i'm not sure if dogs would make it far. what do you think? if they were not "domesticated" then do you think they'd be more like wolves?

 

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    Irfan (arksys) 5 years ago

    thanks for your input. good answer.

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    Irfan (arksys) 5 years ago

    after dubuquedogtrainers answer it seems like dogs are not "pack animals" ... but i thought they would be pack animals too coz the stray dogs i've seen always seem to be moving in packs on the streets.

    thanks for your input... ;)

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    Dubuquedogtrainer 5 years ago

    Now really folks, why is this voted down? The rule states that voting down should be reserved for answers that do not contribute to the discussion. How does what I wrote not add to the discussion? Who is so trigger happy?


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    Dubuquedogtrainer 5 years ago

    Dogs are not obligate carnivores. Yes, they eat meat, but because they are scavengers, not pack animals like their relatives the wolves, they are really omnivores.