Man’s Best Friend

Dog has earned the title “man’s best friend.” I have to say to, dogs are very well deserving of that name. Dogs have become more than just family pets, they have earned positions as service dogs such as guide dogs, utility dogs, hearing dogs, psychological therapy dogs, and detection dogs. It’s truly amazing what man has taught dog.

Man has also used the size and strength of dogs to the advantage of getting some assistance from them as helping dogs. In many parts of the world you may find that dogs are used for much more than just a companion in the average family. To me a dog is defined as a pet, but in many other parts of the world dogs are defined as helpers. Dogs that help families out by providing assistance on farms, in communities, etc. are considered working dogs. There are several breeds that are considered working dogs and these breeds include Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Dogue de Bordeaux, German Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Great Swiss Mountain Dog, Komondor, Kuvasz, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Portuguese Water Dog, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Standard Schnauzer, and Tibetan Mastiff.

A boxer dog is a dog of very high intelligence. I think you would be pretty surprised at the stuff they can do if taught right. Because of their intelligence often times boxer dogs are trained to become service dogs. Dobermans have also proven themselves to be of a high level of intelligence, which is why they are frequently used as a police dog of war dog, because they can retain such a high quantity of commands! German Shepherds are also very intelligent dogs, take my word for it. I had an uncle who is a police officer and had a German Shepherd as is companion in law enforcement. I had to dog sit him for a week while he went away and I was given a list of a good 20 or more commands (all German of course) and was impressed to find that the dog was very well trained and listened to these commands very, very well.

Unfortunately some others would disagree that dogs are man’s best friend. I find it disgusting and cruel, that in some parts of this world dog’s are used for food, in countries such as Korea, China, and Vietnam.

But anyways, I’m getting just a tad off-topic here. But in conclusion of all that I have just written, it is truly the intelligence, strength, and love of these amazing animals that have made them man’s best friend.

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  1. i love this post. i have 2 dobermans and THEY ARE my kids, my babies. i am their mommy and my husband their daddy. some people do think this is wrong for they are just dogs, well to my family they are our family. family and friends laugh for i have more pics of my dogs then my kids. my babies love me when i am happy, sad, mad or just because. my male dobe who is 6.5 knows when i dont feel well and when i have a migraine and does not leave my side. our female dobe who is 4 loves to lay w/ you and to kiss, kiss and kiss. we call her the PRINCASS. so to anyone who has a large dog who looks at them as just a pet maybe should not have them. our pets, dogs, cats , goats and even a mouse can love us for who we are. if you are nice to them they will love YOU for life……

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