Domestic Dog Skull Replica


The dog is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. Also called the domestic dog, it is derived from extinct gray wolves, and the gray wolf is the dog’s closest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated by humans.


Domestic Dog Skull Replica measures 8.5 inches. Domestic Dog Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Canis lupus familiaris is the scientific name of the domestic dog. Human symbiosis, world-wide. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum dog skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The domestic dog or Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

The domestic dog or canis lupus familiaris and the extant gray wolf are sister taxa as modern wolves are not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated, which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct. The dog was the first animal to be domesticated, and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.

Their long association with humans has led domestic dogs or canis lupus familiaris to be uniquely attuned to human behavior and they are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids.

Dogs vary widely in shape, size and colors. They perform many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding disabled people and therapeutic roles. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet of “man’s best friend

Domestic dogs or canis lupus familiaris are highly variable in height and weight. The smallest known adult dog was a Yorkshire Terrier, that stood only 2.5 in. at the shoulder, 3.7 in. in length along the head-and-body, and weighed only 4.0 oz.

The largest known dog was an English Mastiff which weighed 343 lbs. and was 98 in. from the snout to the tail. The tallest dog is a Great Dane that stands 42.0 in. at the shoulder.

The coats of domestic dogs are of two varieties: “double” being common with dogs originating from colder climates, made up of a coarse guard hair and a soft down hair, or “single”, with the topcoat only.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 in
Domestic Dog Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Canis
Species: C. lupus
Subspecies: C. l. familiaris
Trinomial name: Canis lupus familiaris