Cynology is the study of
dogs. The word appears to
have been taken into specialised English language usage (i.e., within
the community of the canine fancy) from the French (cynophilie,
dog amateurism; cynologique, of dog studies, probably popularised
by the title of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale). The
word is not yet found in major English dictionaries. Both the French and
English words derive from the Greek roots κυν (kyn) for dog and
λογος (logos) for word.
Cynologists (students of cynology) concern themselves with
breed development and
behaviour and training, and canine history. The discipline was virtually
non-existent prior to the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when
registries began to be organised, starting in 1873 with the founding of
Club in the
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