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Perhaps because the Mishnah in 1:6 compares the wolf with dog, and categorizes them together inasmuch as they cannot be bred with one another. Meaning a dog is similar to a wolf, it is a wild animal. (I might have thought that since the dog and wolf are similar they would be allowed to be bred.) Ramban (Ber. 1:24) categorizes the general differences ...

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