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Location
Found throughout Middle-earth and Aman
Origins
A domesticated descendant of the Wolf1
Species
Canis lupus familiaris
Meaning
From Old English docga

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Dogs

Canine companions of Men and Elves

Common domestic animals in Middle-earth. The greatest of them all was Huan, the Hound of Valinor.


Notes

1

In our World, Dogs were bred from Wolves, but it's unclear whether this applies in Tolkien's universe. We know that there were Hounds in Valinor (specifically, Huan) when Arda was only a few thousand years old, and it's hard to imagine the Valar urgently breeding Wolf-stock to produce the first Dogs so quickly.

See also...

Bamfurlong, Fang, Foxes, Grip, Hounds, Wolf

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