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Why is a dog called a K-9?

Arucard958 2010/10/09 20:08:04
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OUT OF ALL THE NAMES, why K-9 WHEN THEY COULD PICK C-9 OR K-8 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I KNOW, AND ALL MY FRIENDS TELL ME, ITS THE SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR IT, BUT, WHY IS IT THE SCIENTIFIC NAME IF YOU DONT WANT TO EXPLAIN THEN JUST, YEA
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  • Jesus Freak and proud of it 2010/10/10 14:10:38 (edited)
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    thats the short way of saying canine which is part of a dogs scientific name canis lupus familiarus where canis would probably be the root of why they call it a canine
  • Autumn 2010/10/10 10:40:16 (edited)
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    K-9 is just an easy way to spell Canine. A Canine is a domesticated form of the gray wolf, a member of the canidae family.
  • The Sane One 2010/10/09 20:23:02
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    K9 or K-9 is an abbreviation and homophone of Canine, the scientific nomenclature (name) for the canine (Canis lupus familiaris), more familiarly known as DOG.

    The term originated in the military, where designations such as G-2 are common, making K-9 a rare official pun, being similar to "canine".
  • Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!] 2010/10/09 20:15:39
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    It's an abbreviation of the scientific name for the species canine.
  • Arucard958 Emily M... 2010/10/09 20:23:05
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    no, im asking why they call it canine OR K-9 yu must of mistook it for something else
  • The San... Arucard958 2010/10/09 20:31:15
    The Sane One
    The domestic dog was originally classified as Canis familiaris and Canis familiarus domesticus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758, and was reclassified in 1993 as Canis lupus familiaris, a subspecies of the gray wolf Canis lupus, by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Society of Mammalogists. Overwhelming evidence from behavior, vocalizations, morphology, and molecular biology led to the contemporary scientific understanding that a single species, the gray wolf, is the common ancestor for all breeds of domestic dogs.

    (taken from the Wikipedia website)
  • Arucard958 The San... 2010/10/09 20:49:09
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    wkipedia always changes monthly, so, that doesn't count and RRRRRR
  • Jo Arucard958 2010/10/09 21:37:35
    Jo
    they've answered your question: they're called K-9 because of the term "canine".....if thats not what you're asking, what is your question?
  • Arucard958 Jo 2010/10/09 22:01:21
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    why is it the scientific name fo K-9 OR canine!!!!
  • Jo Arucard958 2010/10/09 22:06:04
    Jo
    well, as has already been stated, k-9 is derived from the term "canine" which is the scientific name for dog. What are you confused about? Your question has already been answered!!!
  • Arucard958 Jo 2010/10/09 22:26:42
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    NO!!!! IM SAYNG WHYYYY FOR K-9 OOOOOORRRRRR CANINE!!!!!!
    I SORRY , IM JUST A LITTLE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE YOUR SAYING THE SAME ANSWER MY FRIENDS ARE SAYING ( WHICH THEY SAY IS THE ABBREVIATION OF CANINE.)
  • Jo Arucard958 2010/10/10 00:02:56
    Jo
    i think you may need to re-word your question; it doesnt sound like your getting your message across. What you asked has already been answered, thats why everybody's telling you the same thing
  • Arucard958 Jo 2010/10/10 00:56:25
    Arucard958
    uuuugggghhh. WHY DID I THINK THIS WOULD WORK OUT?!? IM ASKING WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY... ITS THE SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR CANINE!!!!!!!!
  • Arucard958 Arucard958 2010/10/10 00:58:08
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    IM SAYING CAAAAAAANIIIIIINEEEEEE!!!!!!!...
  • Ass Jo 2014/07/27 13:55:05
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    Are you stupid? He was asking why does it called K9 (canine)! Why not dog?
  • Jo Ass 2014/07/27 18:11:09
    Jo
    no but apparently you are. I'm aware of what he's asking, and its already been answered.
  • Emily M... Arucard958 2010/10/09 21:43:19
    Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!]
    I must have, but I'm pretty sure I answered your question exactly as you asked it.

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