Companion Animal Science: Final Exam

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This group is primarily large, strong and very energetic dogs requiring lots of exercise and a dominant owner

Working group

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Newest AKC classification of highly intelligent hard working dogs, formally members of the Working group

Herding group

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This group is usually miniature versions of all the other groups of dogs

Toy group

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This group may be the oldest of the purebred dogs

Hound group

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Named for a French province (breed originated in France)

Brittany

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Italian origin name translated from Latin roughly means “bodyguard dog”

Cane Corso

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German origin, used to drive cattle, guard, and police work (terrier coat)

Giant Schnauzer

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The “doing-it-all” hunting dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

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Prime breed for guide and rescue & extremely popular in the US

Labrador Retriever

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Featured in many paintings of the Spanish artist Goya

Bichon Frise

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Intelligent breed, named after a German town & need an experienced owner

Rottweiler

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Developed in England and named after a reverend who has a well known hunter

Parson Russell Terrier

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This breed must have a c-section

Bulldog

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Used for police work due to speed & training ability; LE up to 14yrs (few health issues)

Belgian Malinois

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A VERY rare and new AKC breed, mainly found in Hungary and Finland

Mudi

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Back problems due to elongated back & short legs, known as “badger dog”

Dachshund

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Big “human like” eyes, enough personality for ten dogs, breathing issues

Brussels Griffon

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Mixed history (religious icon and food source)

Chihuahua

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Known as the “American Gentleman” of dogs

Boston Terrier

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Mathematically, one intact female cat and her kittens could lead to 420,000 offspring in 7 years

True

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Cats have been domesticated for less time than any other “truly” domesticated animal

True

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Wolf females have 2 estrus cycles per year, while domestic dog females have 1 estrus cycle per year

False

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Domestic cat ancestors preferentially ate approximately 13 times daily

True

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Wolf pups have a longer socialization period than dog pups

False

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Some dog breeds were discussed as being 100% hypoallergenic for people with dog allergies (never cause allergic reactions)

False

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When registering the Bichon Frise, coat markings are not acceptable. This breed is also notoriously difficult to housebreak

True

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The Komondor has white cords that develop naturally as they age

True

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As of 2022, the AKC recognizes 200 dog breeds

True

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Irish breed origin for hunting gamecocks, registered as Chestnut, Mahogany, or Red

Irish Setter

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Described as one of the most popular breeds because of lovable and gentle disposition and adorable wrinkles

Bulldog

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Called “earthdogs” with the purpose of dealing with rodent infestations raiding grain stores and carrying disease

West Highland White Terrier

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NC state dog

Plott hound

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What are the three main ways cats communicate?

Scent, Vocalizations, and Body motions

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How many total chromosome pairs do domestic dogs and grey wolves have?

39

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How was cat domestication unique compared to dog domestication?

Cats essentially domesticated themselves

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Who gave the lecture on the AKC?

Mari Beth O’neill

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The Russian toy is one of the newest AKC dog breeds

True

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The AKC has a DNA division that helps ensure that registered dogs are from the parents on the pedigree

True

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Raleigh is home to the largest AKC headquarters

True

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The AKC has raised over $67 million to research canine health

True

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The grey wolf currently has how many subspecies?

31

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The dog was thought to be completely domesticated how many years ago?

15,000

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The cat was first though to be domesticated how many years ago?

3,000

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What is a breed

A product of artificial selection by humans

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What is a subspecies

a product of natural selection (usually geography)

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What are examples of neoteny behavior displayed by cats?

Kneading, purring, and tail raising

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What is the cat’s scientific name?

felis catus

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What is the dog’s scientific name?

canis lupus familiaris

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What are examples of neoteny behavior displayed by dogs?

Peeing when excited, smaller secondary sexual characteristics, decreased size and number of teeth

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There is an estimate of how many cats as pets in the US?

94 million

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How much is spent on treats by pet owners annually?

2 billion

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How many American homes have pets?

91 million

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What percentage of owners talk to their pet as if it was human?

65%

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When did selective breeding for dogs begin?

5,000 years ago

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Insurance companies can deny coverage to homeowners with specific dog breeds

True

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Dogs are normally more aggressive & fight more toward each other than wolves

False

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Evidence of domestication has been found in several countries leading to the idea that the dg was likely domesticated simultaneously around the world

True

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What are some examples of scent-producing structures in male cats?

Interdigital gland, caudal gland, pinna, and perioral

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What was the original purpose discussed in class for ear cropping?

Health purposes; reduce chance of infection and injury when working

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What is the current reason for body modification procedures (ear cropping, tail docking, etc.)

Personal preference

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How old is the oldest dog in the world?

30 years old

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What breed is Dr. A’s dog?

West Highland White Terrier

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What is an example of a dog breed with an entire blue/black colored tongue

Chow chow

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Which of the following exotic pets originates from the United States?

Prairie Dog

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One of the most common breeds is the Chinese (pocket pet)

Hamster

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Conserve water very well & relatively healthy comparatively (pocket pet)

Gerbil

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Recommended to have 30 hours of playtime outside their cage (pocket pet)

Rabbit

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Males are called hobs; Covid-19 is a sincere concern (pocket pet)

Ferret

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About 500 species but only 2 are primarily kept as a pet (pocket pet)

Rat

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About 35 species but only one is primarily kept as a pet (pocket pet)

Mouse

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Illegal in Washington DC, Hawaii, and California

Ferret

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Needs to take dust baths

Chinchilla

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Need a cage at least 6x6x6 ft and supplemental heating

Sugar glider

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Diabetes is a major concern for this species and they have a sensitivity to UV light

Degu

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Nicknamed the “Brush Tail Rat”

Degu

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This species should always have grass hay as adults and can carry the plague

Prairie Dog

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Related to the raccoon, can be aggressive and highly driven by scent

coatimundi

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A marsupial that can self-mutilate if not housed with others

Sugar glider

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Practice anointing behavior, where they use their saliva as lotion

hedgehog

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Originates from the Andes mountains & originally used for fur ranching

Chinchilla

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What country is the largest consumer of live reptiles as pets?

United Stated

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Hamsters commonly experience which concerning health issue?

Wet tail diarrhea

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It was noted that over 20,000 species of reptiles and amphibians exist

True

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What was the disease released into the wild Australian rabbit population?

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Fever

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What are the three suborders of the chelonian order?

terrapin, tortoise, and turtle

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What are the three suborder common names of the squamata order?

lizards, snakes, and worm lizards

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Goldfish have been domesticated for longer than most exotic species

True

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Caffein was discussed as being particularly dangerous for this exotic species

Degu

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Canine distemper is considered fatal for ferrets

True

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Female ferrets should be spayed if they are not going to be bred due to aplastic anemia

True

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What is a commonly discussed health issue with hedgehogs

Obesity and constipation

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What does AVMA stand for?

American Veterinary Medical Association

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What is the difference between affect and utility

Affect has to do with feeling

Utility has to do with worth

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What is the main cause of death in pocket pets?

Poor husbandry

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What is the most important aquarium filtration type?

Biological

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What brand of food does Morph Menagerie feed their reptiles?

Pangea

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What animal species discussed has the longest gestation period?

Chinchilla

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Which animal species discussed has the shortest gestation period?

Hamster

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Companion animal has the same meaning as pet

False

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What is polymorphism?

The ability for an animal to change its colors based on its environment or mood

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