I hope you have had an amazing little break as I know I have not blogged in a while. In the past couple weeks in class I have been working on an essay. I am comparing and contrasting a wolf and a dog. This writing was a huge challenge and I found it difficult writing in it.
The first thing that I did was do lots an lots and lots of research about my animals, there similarities and differences, Then I started writing, the layout is pretty difficult. It goes:
Similarities 1,2 ,3
Here is my story:
Essay Success Criteria
- Uses scientific vocabulary
- Revised and edited
- Accurate paragraphs with subheadings
- Essay structure followed
- No personal pronouns
- Detailed ideas
- Sentences- different lengths and beginnings
- Optional personal goal
Comparing Wolf and Domestic Dog- Essay
A domestic dog is considered by lots of people as a man’s best friend and a loving friendly animal. A wolf is known for being a ruthless and harmful hunter, living in rugged habitats. From some angles, these animals may seem completely diffrent but these two cousins really aren't that dissimilar. In fact they are very alike.
Both of these creatures are part of the Canidae family and are 4 percent cousin. They had the same ancestor over 34,000 years ago. Being canidae they both have similar characteristics. They are long, sleek animals with especially long legs for chasing and pouncing on prey. Both animals walk on the tips of their toes and are built hunters, all dating back to their original canidae ancestors. This puts them out in the wild at the top of the food chain.
Both Wolves and dogs use vocal communication. This means that one of the animals can receive and understand the other’s message. They also communicate by using different types of body language. They use body language with their prey and other animals. When the Wolf or Dog are angry their heckle rise and their shoulders tense up. Also their tail prickles and all the hairs stand up. When dogs and wolves are either in packs or with their owner. They show respect by bowing down to their leader. Vocal communication is a similarity shared by both of these animals.
Wolves and dogs have a very similar physical behaviour. Both creatures are pack animals in some way. While the wolves live in packs the domestic dog normally assimilates their human owner into their compact pack.Both dogs and Wolves show similar displays when greeting, being friendly or when being aggressive. They both have the ability to hunt for prey using their senses. Wolves are on high activity while hunting for prey, a domestic dog can be active or sedate. Like dogs, wolves can dig and be terribly destructive if left to their own devices.
When domestic dogs were introduced to the world , they came in, in unordinary way. They were the first ever tamed animal to come into the world. They have accompanied with humans for over 10 000 years. From then to now hundreds of humans have breed lots of domestic dogs, some of the dogs that breed could never survive in the wild. Domestic dogs have passed on from their relatives by burying things, years ago there ancestors would burry many thing and now you still see the domestic dog digging the hole in the backyard for a bone. The transformation between then and now is phenomenal.
The Domestic dog has a very healthy and basic diet. As being a mammal they are very intrigued in eating meat. As well as eating meat there diet is full of vegetables, grains, plants and bones. Some domestic dogs are very fond of hunting for their own meat or just simply eating raw meat. Dogs mouth and skulls are a lot smaller than their ancestors so their teeth can not rip through the meat as well as others. The domestic dog has a very weak diet, it has a very small intestine so it when it eats it, it digests its food differently to the wolf. An average domestic dog has special food made for them. This means that when they eat their dog food it has a special ingredients that aid in digestion.
A wolf has a very rugged appearance, compared to a dog it’s fur is not is smooth and well brushed as a domestic dog. The coat of a wolf is a consistent grey, long, water residence with dense. The wolf has very diffrent eye contact to other animal such as the dog. When you look at the wolf tries to avoid your eye contact. The Wolves paws adapt over the movement of their daily activities. Each paw has four toes and one dew claw. The jaw on the Wolf has twice the crushing power of a domestic dog with an equal size jaw. The overall made up body is a long sleek animal, which has powerful long skinny legs, with a great for pouncing on prey.
The wolf has a very dirty and destructive habit and lifestyle. They hunt and live in packs, and they don’t ever leave each other. Wolves like to hunt in packs so that they can take larger prey down to share the meal. To communicate while taking down prey and circling it, they like to have a high pitched howl which is much louder and higher than the average domestic dog. Wolves are much better at hunting than other animals because they have a much immense skull and paws. Their lifestyle is a lot diffrent to most carnivore because 80-90% of the carnivore family hunt alone, unlike the wolf who hunts in packs.
As most humans in the northern hemisphere seek shelter in the winter, for wolves it is their most active time of year. Wolves have their pups just like humans. They have their breeding season once a year in the winter. They have their puppies either in late april or early may. When wolves have their pups they like to hide away. They normally have them underground or in a den. When they have their litter, they have about 4-6 pups. Pups grow very fast and are there adult size by the end of their first winter.
Wolves and domestic dogs have lots of differences, they have a very diffrent diet and their habitat is not the same style as the other. But as well as these differences they have lots and lots of similarities including being related.
By Liske Halford
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