Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Note: Domesticated species of Canis, formerly believed to be descended from Canis lupus, gray wolves; however, recent studies suggest that gray wolves and domestic dogs instead have a common ancestor, now extinct. Dogs come in a variety of shapes, and sizes and over 400 distinct breeds. All domestic or feral dogs are descended from a single common ancestral species. For more than 12,000 years, it has lived with humans as a hunting companion, protector, and as herders and guardians of sheep, goats, and cattle. Today, dogs are employed as aids to the blind and disabled, or for police work. In Western art, dogs have generally come to symbolize faithfulness and loyalty, however, in other cultures they can symbolizes a variety of traits, ranging from unclean to seducer.
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Chows, circa 1964
Item — Box 17
Overview Profile view of one of O'Keeffe's Chows lying down in courtyard of the Abiquiu house with its head turned towards the camera. Partially visible behind the dog is a section of an adobe wall.