Dogs are domesticated carnivorous mammals of the family “Cannidae” with a typically long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractile claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice and are part of the wolf-like canids. They are the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivores.
Studies have shown that, dogs have accompanied humans for at least 20,000 years and possibly as many as 40,000, thus, they were the first animals to be domesticated. Scientists in the main concord that all dogs, domestic and wild, share a common wolf ancestor; at some point grey wolves and dogs went on their separate evolutionary ways.
Breeds of dogs include; Afador. Affenhuahua. Akbash. Barbet. Basset Fauve de Bretagne. Basset Retriever. Cairn Terrier. Carolina Dog. Catahoula Bulldog. Dachsador. Daniff. Danish-Swedish Farmdog. German Longhaired Pointer. German Shepherd Pit Bull. German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix. Lab Pointer. Labernese. Labmaraner. Papillon. Papipoo.
Human beings find dogs so cute because, dogs serve as more than companions; many earn their keep by working hard. Dogs herd livestock, aid hunters, guard homes, and perform police and rescue work. Some special animals even guide the blind which is a poignant symbol of the dog’s time-honoured role as man’s best friend. They communicate through a cacophony of sounds.