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The Canidae family consists of many species that we typically adore, such as dogs, foxes and jackals. Even wolves, although they tend to divide opinions. The Canidae is truly a creature of the wild. Its members roam around in packs and are inherently predatory.
While you cannot really stereotype an entire class or family of mammals, one would have to agree that canines are, for the most of it, blessed with great features. You wouldn’t look at a wolf or a fox and say that they are not good looking. It is quite an interesting fact.
The family is quite diverse in terms of height. The smallest member, the Fennec fox, stands at a mere 24 centimeters whereas the largest one, the Gray Wolf, stands at an impressive 200 centimeters. The diversity extends to other factors such as weight, agility, strength and endurance.
Think of the Coyote. The coyote is yet another species of the Canidae and has gotten popular amongst us due to its appearance in animated shows and movies. The Coyote is the very personification of agility, aggression and commitment. It doesn’t give up once it sets its mind on a prey in front.
There is yet another feature that defines the Canidae family – adaptability. Do a quick test and find this out for yourself. You will find a member of this family in any terrain or geography that you wander upon. Be it forests, mountains, domestic households or even deserts (where there are some Red Fox varieties).
Basically, this post simply describes few interesting traits about the family in general. As certain family characteristics run throughout the species present in them, it is important for dog owners to be aware of these. Check out this livescience article for much more on this topic.