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  • The answer seems to be that Canis familiaris is a distinct species with its own independent history.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Latin familiaris, meaning a "household servant," and was intended to express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants ready to obey their commands.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Researchers have been learning more and more about the surprising capabilities and intelligence of Canis lupus familiaris, better known as the domestic dog.

    Dogs adept at reading people's minds

  • Anyone who takes the time to read Prop B will see that it mentions just one species: Canis lupus familiaris, or the domesticated dog.

    Wayne Pacelle: "Hot in Kansas City" - And the Rest of Missouri

  • Dakota, my long-time companion, was a rebellious variation on Canis lupis familiaris, the generic domestic dog.

    Dakota

  • Cripes, what part of you LOOOOOOSER, your party LO-LO-LO-LOST the election you progeny of a canus familiaris, didn't you get the memo?

    Cheney: Obama pretending we are not at war

  • The state of New York expressly prohibits "any person to slaughter or butcher domesticated dog (canis familiaris) or domesticated cat (felis catus or domesticus) to create food, meat or meat products for human or animal consumption."

    Is It Legal To Eat Your Cat? Slate's Explainer Takes On Marinating Cat Story

  • Fact: The Missouri Secretary of State concluded, in fact, that the measure deals only with one species: canis lupus familiaris, or the domesticated dog.

    Wayne Pacelle: An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

  • That was the day my childhood ended, the horrors of mankind were exposed to me in the bloated face of canis familiaris.

    Easter Eggs all the year round

  • My good news story for the day, as so often, involves Canis lupus familiaris or the domestic dog to you, whose virtues I never cease to be amazed at and to promote.

    Archive 2007-08-05

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