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The first dog-fox hybrid points to the growing risk to wild animals of domestic species

By Jacqueline Boyd, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science, Nottingham Trent University
Next time you see a fox when out walking with your dog, pause for a moment and ponder their relatedness. Dogs and foxes are distinct but distantly related canine species.

Until recently, scientists thought it was impossible for them to breed. However, the discovery of a dog-fox hybrid in Brazil suggests that The Fox and the Hound might sometimes be a little more Lady and the Tramp.

The recent identification of the…The Conversation

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