Wolves are not domesticated. Even if they are raised in the home, they are not suitable pets like dogs.
Zoologists will tell you that certain animals more or less "chose" domestication.
Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Contrary to yet another myth, Eskimo dogs are not semi-domesticated wolves though both species may well have sprung from the same ancestry.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Dogs, though domesticated, were carnivores after all.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
He’s standing with two armfuls of groceries, looking very domesticated.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
And a well-paid, domesticated army was good for trade.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
It was originally domesticated by the Mayans.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
He was always poring through his torn-up pocket dictionary (his name scrawled in Cyrillic on the front, with the English carefully lettered beneath: BORYS VOLODYMYROVYCH PAVLIKOVSKY) and I was always finding old 7-Eleven napkins and bits of scratch paper with lists of words and terms he’d made: bridle and domesticate celerity trattoria wise guy = Kpymoiinauatt propinquity Dereliction of duty. When his dictionary failed him, he consulted me.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Show more again
The elephant, which its owner had reared, not for a beast of burden, but for warlike purposes, was half domesticated.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
To get out of the house, to de-domesticate the landscape that had so far been the site of my work.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
When it reached the house it domesticated itself at once, and became immediately a great favorite with my wife.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Black Cat
But we could easily breed slower, more domesticated dinosaurs.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
Habitations, fences, domesticated animals, men, women, children, and the soil that bore them—all worn out.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
The only reason these guinea pigs weren’t dangerous—didn’t draw blood with their teeth and claws—was that they were practically domesticated.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
The domesticated generations fell from him.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
Twenty miles from the city a pair of enormous eggs, identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay, jut out into the most domesticated body of salt water in the Western hemisphere, the great wet barnyard of Long Island Sound. they are not perfect ovals — like the egg in the Columbus story, they are both crushed flat at the contact end — but their physical resemblance must be a source of perpetual confusion to the gulls that fly overhead. to the wingless a more arresting…
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
Like household dogs they came snuffling round us, right up to our gunwales, and touching them; till it almost seemed that some spell had suddenly domesticated them.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
The domesticated wilderness of pine, maple and oak rolled to a halt and stuck in the frame of the train window like a bad picture.
Sylvia Plath -- The Bell Jar
’It is,’ I replied, ’and in its own element that creature preys on fish as the dog did on land animals before his race became domesticated by man.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
These are essential traits of the wolf and the wild-dog when they have become domesticated, and these traits White Fang possessed in unusual measure.
Jack London -- White Fang
Duncan, who knew that the animal was often domesticated among the Indians, followed the example of his companion, believing that some favorite of the tribe had found its way into the thicket, in search of food.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
After about a quarter of an hour, however, domestic harmony would be disturbed, their voices rose, and the epithets they used were now drawn from the entire range of domesticated animals, ending with the pig.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
As they proceeded down the mural, heading toward the back of Celbedeil, Eragon witnessed everything from the domestication of Feldunost to the carving of Isidar Mithrim, the first meeting between dwarves and elves, and the coronation of each new dwarf king.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
So why not entertain her, be a gentleman, or whatever it is she thinks you are-What does she think you are? A domesticated rapist, obviously, an expert on the woman question.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
Great narrator that he is, he knows that he can afford to take his time here and that he needs the time to domesticate the voyager in strange seas and set him solidly on terra firma among ordinary people-like Eumaios, the first of the allies who will help him to settle his score with the suitors.
Homer -- The Odyssey
With the purest and most amiable generosity on one side; and the truest, warmest, soul-felt gratitude on the other; it is no wonder that, by the end of that short time, Oliver Twist had become completely domesticated with the old lady and her niece, and that the fervent attachment of his young and sensitive heart, was repaid by their pride in, and attachment to, himself.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
So long as Cleo preferred comfortable and sheltered imprisonment, Anthony would remain a domesticated parrot.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
’Though harrowing to myself to mention, the alienation of Mr. Micawber (formerly so domesticated) from his wife and family, is the cause of my addressing my unhappy appeal to Mr. Traddles, and soliciting his best indulgence.
Charles Dickens -- David Copperfield
In my own inexperience I still thought of them as childlike savages barely domesticated by slavery.
Anne Rice -- Interview with the Vampire
When Meme returned, her parents had made an agreement that not only would the girl think that Aureliano Segundo was still a domesticated husband but also that she would not notice the sadness of the house.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
If she were to lay aside her title, and, instead of visiting among the fashionable, become domesticated, as a poor governess, on some plantation in Louisiana or Alabama, she would see and hear things that would make her tell quite a different story.
Harriet Jacobs -- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
This was one of the results of his domestication in Washington Square.
Henry James -- Washington Square
In spite of his age he would not see patients in his office and continued to care for them in their homes as he always had, since the city was so domesticated that one could go anywhere in safety.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Love in the Time of Cholera
Their memory of people endured long after all other traces of domestication were gone; and he was counting on another instinct: the dim memory of direction which lured them always south, to the Mexican desert where they were born.
Leslie Marmon Silko -- Ceremony
And there wasn’t any longer enough character in the house even to give a name to and domesticate this pup.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
The note of this once wild Indian pheasant is certainly the most remarkable of any bird’s, and if they could be naturalized without being domesticated, it would soon become the most famous sound in our woods, surpassing the clangor of the goose and the hooting of the owl; and then imagine the cackling of the hens to fill the pauses when their lords’ clarions rested!
Henry David Thoreau -- Walden
But Kearney had it right: He found himself beholding a settled culture, in the southern half of what is now Arizona, that had brilliantly harmonized land, water, crops, and domesticated animals to create a peaceable kingdom of plenty and of virtue.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
I saw immediately that the trail had led to one of the few free motile isles which the Templars had saved from Hegemony domestication.
Dan Simmons -- Hyperion
He had the reputation of being a clever man, had been there some three months waiting for his trial to come on, and would have to wait as much longer; but he was quite domesticated and contented, since he got his board for nothing, and thought that he was well treated.
Henry David Thoreau -- Resistance to Civil Government
Perhaps you are not so much aware as I am of the mischief that may, of the unpleasantness that must arise from a young man’s being received in this manner: domesticated among us; authorised to come at all hours, and placed suddenly on a footing which must do away all restraints.
Jane Austen -- Mansfield Park
He was one of the islanders who was determined to make the most of this visit, if only to show the Overlords that men still had plenty of initiative and were not yet, as he put it, "fully domesticated".
Arthur C. Clarke -- Childhood’s End
…secret system of life, invisible, superabundant and profoundly moral, which their atmosphere holds in solution; smells natural enough indeed, and coloured by circumstances as are those of the neighbouring countryside, but already humanised, domesticated, confined, an exquisite, skilful, limpid jelly, blending all the fruits of the season which have left the orchard for the store-room, smells changing with the year, but plenishing, domestic smells, which compensate for the sharpness of…
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
Get some of that spirited African blood into your lazy, domesticated landino stock.
Alexs Pate -- Amistad
I suppose I didn’t expect you to have something quite so… domesticated.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
Then after millennia beyond thinking they domesticated some animals so that they lived with their food supply.
John Steinbeck -- Travels with Charley
This enclosure was full of domesticated cactus plants, of many varieties and great size (it seemed the Padre loved them), and among these hung wicker cages made of willow twigs, full of parrots.
Willa Cather -- Death Comes for the Archbishop
This revolution is to be wrought by the gradual domestication of the idea of Culture.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Selected Essays
Judge Temple smiled at the playfulness of his child, and taking her arm they entered the breakfast parlor, where the young hunter was seated with an air that showed his determination to domesticate himself in the family with as little parade as possible.