An animal
(κύων/kýōn, κυνίδιον/kynídion, κυνίσκος/kynískos, σκύλαξ/skýlax, σκυλάκιον/skylákion, canis, canicula, catellus).
One of the oldest domestic animals, bred in various parts of the world, probably starting in the Mesolithic era, from varieties of wild dogs that have now died out. The theory of its descent from the golden jackal (Canis aureus)  has now been abandoned. From bone remains and from graphic representa…