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This section presents a list of names , terms and concepts on South African dogs and a list of author names that occur in this book titled Canis Africanis: a dog history of Southern Africa . Dogs are derived from wolves, and were the earliest animal species to be domesticated. Analyses of DNA clearly indicate wolf ancestry. Clutton-Brock emphasises the importance of behavioural traits in the successful domestication of the wolf, rather than other types of wild canids. Africanis are still widely considered by White South Africans to be mongrels. It is certainly true that, today, interbreeding between Africanis and dogs of imported breeds are common, especially in peri-urban areas, and even in more remote rural parts.

Keywords: Africanis; Southern Africa



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