Women With Dog

Animals have always remained great friends of human beings and have been domesticated since ancient times. Domestic animals are very important for humankind as they are used for and provide an array of products for their livelihood. Domestic animals generally have a very loving and caring nature and are very loyal to their masters. Ranging from the most loyal species of Dog, Cat, Camel to the Avian Species of majestic birds there is a long list of the most popular domestic animals of the world. So, here is a list of the top 10 domestic animals in the world,

Domestic Animals

1.Dog

The dog is one of the most popular useful animals to humans and the most preferred domestic animals kept as a pet by people. Dogs are famous for their loyalty and showing loving behaviour towards their masters. Also, dogs are one of the most intelligent animals in the world and could be trained the way their master wants. Also, they are also famous for various qualities like helpful nature, guardianship, assistant police, military etc. In fact, dogs have been ranked first among the animals for their influence on human beings and are most popularly called the “Man’s best friend”.

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Women With Dog
Women With Dog

2.Cat

Cats are also so loyal and loveable friendliest animals that love to get cuddled and pampered by their masters. Also, this little cute animal species is also one of the most preferred domestic animals for most people around the world. The distinguishing feature about cats is that they keep their surroundings clean and their place of sleeping is always tidy. Moreover, cats are also amongst one of the earliest masticated animals as early as 4000 years ago and there are a wide variety of breeds found across the world such as Persian cat, Siberian cat, Ragdoll etc.

Cat with Women
Cat with Women

3. Cow

Often known as one of the most innocent animals, Cow or Cattle is a large ruminant animal with horns and cloven hooves mainly domesticated for milk and meat. Rated as one of the most useful animals to humankind, they are helpful to human beings in a variety of ways like playing the field, carrying heavy loads etc. Moreover, in countries like India, they are considered sacred animals and people generally worship this animal species. Also, the cow is a social animal of travelling in large herds and sometimes even mixing with other animal species.

Cow or Cattles
Cow or Cattles

4.Goat

Considered as one of the earliest domesticated animals on Earth, the goat is also one of the most innocent animal species widely domesticated for various purposes. It is interesting to note that goats are well known for their excellent coordination and can survive in precarious areas like steep mountains etc. However, they can continuously eat grasses in the field for a long time and then later use them for chewing cud. Also, it is a social animal that loves to live in large herds often mixing with sheep and communicating with each other by bleating.

Goat
Goat

5.Camel

Camel is also amongst one of the earliest domesticated animals in the world. It is also one of the most commonly domesticated animals especially in deserted areas where it is considered a gift from mother nature. Camels are easily recognized by their humps and are mainly found in the deserted areas of Asia and Africa. Moreover, the distinguishing feature about them is that they can travel very long distances without the need for water. Also, they are one of the most important means of transport in most countries.

Dromedary Camel
Dromedary Camel

6.Chicken

Chicken is also one of the most commonly domesticated animals in the world, as they are mainly used for culinary purposes. Chicken poultry has become very common nowadays in most countries and they are eating in a variety of forms like boiling, baking, grilling and frying. Also, chickens are mostly preferred over red meat because they have a low concentration of cholesterol. It is interesting to note that there are more than 19 billion chickens on this earth which outnumber human beings. Moreover, chickens are also typically subjected to intensive farming methods.

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Chicken

7.Rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals that have a soft and fluffy bodies with tiny noses. Also known as Bunny, rabbits are one of the most popular and very cute animal species. Rabbits generally have long ears and short tails, exhibiting a very playful and inquisitive behaviour. They are widely domesticated all over the world because of their loving and playful behaviour. However, rabbits are crepuscular i.e. they generally sleep during the day and night and are most active at dusk and dawn. Also, they need regular interaction with their masters otherwise they get bored and Often depressed.

Rabbit
Rabbit

8.Horse

Horses are also one of the most popular and most preferred domestic animals by the majority of people. The horse is an innocent animal known for its graceful body. However, horses have been domesticated since ancient times and were also an important means of transport in ancient times. People also domesticate horses for leisure purposes as it is considered a symbol of luxurious life. The horse is a social animal with more than 300 breeds of horses found across the world. Some of the famous breeds include Arabian horses, Appaloosa, American Quarter Horse etc.

Horse
Horse

9.Domestic sheep

Sheep is one of the most common and popularly domesticated animals mainly for wool, milk and meat. Typically kept as livestock, sheep is also among the first animals to be domesticated by humankind. Sheep are also used for various agricultural purposes and has a deeply entrenched place in human culture. It is interesting to note that sheep cannot survive without the shepherd and are entirely dependent upon the shepherd for everything as they require constant care and watching over.

Domestic sheep
Domestic sheep

10.Ducks

Ducks are one of the most amazing aquatic bird species that are wonderfully Hardy, inexpensive and easy to care for. That’s why they are mostly domesticated in most countries. Ducks have a short neck, large bill and are found in a wide variety of colors with varied species. Ducks are generally domesticated for meat, eggs and are also kept as a pet in a large number of countries. There are also numerous breeds of ducks and they are believed to be originated from the Wild Mallard Duck. Some of the common duck’s species are Indian Runner duck, American Pekin, Grass Duck etc.

Black-bellied whistling duck
Black-bellied whistling duck

These are the top 10 domestic animals in the world. Kindly share and do post your comments.

By Amreen Fatima

Amreen fatima is a Nature lover and has taken nature writing hobbyist for years. She also loves feeding and photographing animals of all types.

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