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First association when someone mentions a dog is a cute loyal and friendly animal. When you say fox the first things that come to mind are cunning, trickery, sometimes power magic, and fire. Foxes usually aren’t pets and are not considered friendly animals. Of course, they are not dangerous exactly but are wild animals who hunt smaller creatures in the woods and forests.

These fascinating animals are smarter than almost all dog breeds and considered one of the smartest animals in the world. Phrases “ wily like a fox” or “sly as a fox ” are not used for no reason. Foxes are extremely clever when it comes to finding food, surviving in harsh circumstances, and outwitting predators, as well as protecting their young.

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The truth is foxes are actually dogs. Not exactly but foxes are part of the Canidae family, which means they’re related to wolves, jackals, and dogs. Unlike all their relatives, foxes are not pack animals but hunt and live alone. So yes foxes and dogs are members of the same animal family, Canidae, but their lineage splits off from there.