35 species of wild dogs are currently recognized. They belong to the dog family, Canidae, which also includes all extinct dog species. Members of the family Canidae are known as canids, and may also be referred to as ‘canines’.
The world’s wild dogs include animals known as wolves, foxes and jackals.
Well-known wild dog species include the gray wolf, coyote, red fox, Arctic fox, kit fox, African wild dog and golden jackal.