Canis familiaris

Definitions of Canis familiaris
  1. noun
    a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    synonyms: dog, domestic dog
    see moresee less
    show 60 types...
    hide 60 types...
    a young dog
    barker, bow-wow, doggie, doggy, pooch
    informal terms for dogs
    cur, mongrel, mutt
    an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
    a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
    toy, toy dog
    any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
    hunting dog
    a dog used in hunting game
    working dog
    any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
    carriage dog, coach dog, dalmatian
    a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
    small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
    pug, pug-dog
    small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
    a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
    Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog
    a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
    Great Pyrenees
    bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
    any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
    Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon, griffon
    breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
    Welsh corgi, corgi
    either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
    poodle, poodle dog
    an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
    Mexican hairless
    any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
    feist, fice
    a nervous belligerent little mongrel dog
    pariah dog, pie-dog, pye-dog
    ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
    an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
    Japanese spaniel
    breed of toy dogs originating in Japan having a silky black-and-white or red-and-white coat
    Maltese, Maltese dog, Maltese terrier
    breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
    Peke, Pekinese, Pekingese
    a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
    a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese
    toy spaniel
    a very small spaniel
    toy terrier
    a small active dog
    a dog trained for coursing
    Rhodesian ridgeback
    a powerful short-haired African hunting dog having a crest of reversed hair along the spine
    hound, hound dog
    any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
    badger dog, dachshund, dachsie
    small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows
    any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
    gun dog, sporting dog
    a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
    guard dog, watchdog
    a dog trained to guard property
    sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog
    any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
    police dog
    any dog trained to assist police especially in tracking
    any of four Swiss breeds
    a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany
    an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
    bull mastiff
    large powerful breed developed by crossing the bulldog and the mastiff
    English bulldog, bulldog
    a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
    Great Dane
    very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dog
    guide dog
    a dog trained to guide the blind
    hearing dog
    dog trained to assist the deaf by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds
    Saint Bernard, St Bernard
    a Swiss alpine breed of large powerful dog with a thick coat of hair used as a rescue dog
    seizure-alert dog
    a dog that can alert or assist people with seizure disorders
    sled dog, sledge dog
    a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a team
    Eskimo dog, husky
    breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
    liver-spotted dalmatian
    a brown-spotted dalmatian
    Samoyed, Samoyede
    Siberian breed of white or cream-colored dog of the spitz family
    breed of very small compact long-haired dogs of the spitz type
    chow, chow chow
    breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China
    a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland
    Brabancon griffon
    a variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat
    Pembroke, Pembroke Welsh corgi
    the smaller and straight-legged variety of corgi having pointed ears and a short tail
    Cardigan, Cardigan Welsh corgi
    slightly bowlegged variety of corgi having rounded ears and a long tail
    toy poodle
    the breed of very small poodles
    miniature poodle
    a breed of small poodles
    standard poodle
    a breed or medium-sized poodles
    large poodle
    the largest breed of poodle
    type of:
    domestic animal, domesticated animal
    any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    canid, canine
    any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Word Family
F1 image

Express yourself in 25 languages

  • Learn immersively - no memorization required
  • Build skills for real-world conversations
  • Get immediate feedback on your pronunciation
Get started for $7.99/month