Dogs Canis familiaris as carnivores: their role and function in intraguild competition

  title={Dogs Canis familiaris as carnivores: their role and function in intraguild competition},
  author={Abi Tamim Vanak and Matthew E. Gompper},
  journal={Mammal Review},
Dogs Canis familiaris are the world's most common carnivore and are known to interact with wildlife as predators, prey, competitors, and disease reservoirs or vectors. 2. Despite these varied roles in the community, the interaction of dogs with sympatric wild carnivore species is poorly understood. We review how dogs have been classified in the literature, and illustrate how the location and ranging behaviour of dogs are important factors in predicting their interactions with wild prey and… 

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