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Dogs: A Man's Best Friend


A Shiba Inu, a breed of domestic dog, whose appearance resembles a fox
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There is a saying, "A dog is a man's best friend". In my opinion, the guy who made this saying got a point. Here is why.

Dogs are believed to originate from wolves and foxes. Humans have tamed dogs since the era of modern humans, approximately 10.000 years ago! They keep them as pets, and as partners too. Since then, dogs have been put into many use. The royal families from many countries use dogs to track and chase animals when they are hunting. Dogs are also used to herd cattle. Now, dogs are mainly kept as pets. But blind people use dogs as guides. Guide dogs will bark if the owner is near something dangerous. The police use dogs to track down traces of criminals. This is because dogs have a good sense of smell.

If treated and trained properly, dogs can be loyal to their master. There have been many reports of dogs saving the master from wild animals, sometimes at the cost of their lives.

Dogs have been breeded by humans. These breedings makes dogs come in many shapes and size.