What Kind of Animal Is a Fox?

Is a fox a dog or a cat?

Foxes and dogs are members of the same animal family, Canidae, but their lineage splits off from there. While dogs are domesticated members of the canis genus, foxes belong to several different, non-canis genera (that’s the plural form of genus). The twelve most common, “true fox” species belong to the genus vulpes.

What is a fox classified as?

Foxes are small to medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. They have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail (or brush). Twelve species belong to the monophyletic “true foxes” group of genus Vulpes.

Is a fox technically a dog?

Foxes are small members of the family Canidae, which also includes dogs and wolves. Unlike dogs, no foxes in the US have been domesticated.

Is a fox a feline animal?

Foxes are related to dogs and not cats. The fox belongs to the Canidae family, shared by wolves, and dogs.