Wisconsin

Wisconsin (/wɪˈskɒnsɪn/ (listen)) is a state in the upper Midwestern United States, bordered by Minnesota to the west; Iowa to the southwest; Illinois to the south; Lake Michigan to the east; Michigan to the northeast; and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd-largest state by total area and the 20th-most populous.

Three of its largest cities are situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, these include the largest, Milwaukee, as well as Green Bay and Kenosha, the third and fourth most populated Wisconsin cities respectively. The state capital, Madison, is currently the second most populated and fastest growing city in the state.[11] Wisconsin is divided into 72 counties and as of the 2020 census had a population of nearly 5.9 million.[12]

Wisconsin’s geography is diverse, having been greatly impacted by glaciers during the Ice Age with the exception of the Driftless Area. The Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupies the western part of the state, with lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is third to Ontario and Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline. The northern portion of the state is home to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

At the time of European contact the area was inhabited by Algonquian and Siouan nations, and today is home to eleven federally recognized tribes.[13] During the 19th and early 20th centuries many European settlers entered the state, most of whom emigrated from Germany[14] and Scandinavia.[15] Wisconsin remains a center of German American and Scandinavian American culture.[16]

Dogs

The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris)[4] is a domesticated descendant of the grey wolf. It has many notable characteristics, the most prominent of which is the upturning tail. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf.[5][6] Today, the modern grey wolf is the dog’s nearest living relative.[7] Experts assert that the dog was the first species to be domesticated.[8][7] It is believed that domestication took place over 15,000 years ago and was performed by hunter–gatherers[6] before the development of agriculture.[1]

Due to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals[9] and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids.[10]Over the millennia, dogs became uniquely adapted to human behavior, and the human-canine bond has been a topic of frequent study.[11]

The dog has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.[12] Dog breeds vary widely in shape, size, and color. They perform many roles for humans, such as huntingherdingpulling loadsprotectionassisting police and the militarycompanionshiptherapy, and aiding disabled people. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet of “man’s best friend.”

Cute brown puppy looking at camera.

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