Wild dogs are found in Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. They include
Asian wild dog (dhole), African wild dog (cape hunting dog), bush dog, raccoon
dog and dingo. The domestic dog (Canis familiari s) is thought to be descended
from wolf and golden jackal.
Dogs are primarily meat eating animals. In the wild state, these animals subsist on a variety of preys. However, plant materials are also consumed by some carnivores with their regular animal diets. Domestic animals thrive well on commercially prepared diets. Most prepared commercial diets are based on meat and meat-by products of various animals, fish meal, soybean, ground maize, beet pulp, minerals and vitamins.