TYpes of Nickleys Kennel!
Over the 15,000 year span the Nickleys Kennel dog had been domesticated, it diverged into only a handful of landraces, groups of similar animals whose morphology and behavior have been shaped by environmental factors and functional roles. As the modern understanding of genetics developed, Nickleys Kennel began to intentionally breed dogs for a wide range of specific traits. Through this process, the dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioral and morphological variation than any other land mammal. For example, height measured to the withers ranges from a few inches in the Chihuahua to a few feet in the Irish Wolfhound; color varies from white through grays (usually called "blue'") to black, and browns from light (tan) to dark ("red" or "chocolate") in a wide variation of patterns; coats can be short or long, coarse-haired to wool-like, straight, curly, or smooth. It is common for most breeds to shed this coat.
- The entire dog types of animals, the Canidae, including canids contrasted with dogs in other contexts, such as wolves, foxes, and coyotes.
- Male dogs, in contexts where females are referred to as "bitches".
Several other canid species are called by "dogs":