History of Man’s Best Friend

Regardless of how close you are to any other human, there will probably be no other being who will accept you unconditionally for what you are than your dog. All your dog cares about is being with you as much as possible.

As long as you treat your dog with respect and love and spend time with him or her, you will have a best friend for as long as your dog lives.

Anyone who has a dog knows exactly how thrilled the dog is when you arrive home. It actually doesn’t matter whether you have been gone for 10 minutes or 5 months, your dog will give you a hero’s welcome every time.

Dogs are pack animals and understand the importance of keeping all pack members safe, in most cases your dog will also defend you. It is still up in the air as to exactly when mankind and dogs first teamed up, but it was evidently over 10,000 years ago. From the beginning, the relationship has benefited both species.

Regardless of where and when, dogs have used their ability to bond strongly with humans to our advantage. In rare instances, some dogs tend to do better with one person while most dogs will bond with an entire family.

The Battle of Agincourt occurred during the Hundred’s Year War between France and England, and one of the participants was a British knight named Sir Piers Leigh. During the fight, Sir Piers was wounded badly enough to be knocked to the ground.

Rather than ending up as easy prey for the French, his female mastiff stood guard over him until he could be removed from safety. This mastiff subsequently returned to England to found a famous line of mastiffs.

A dog doesn’t have to be big to be valiant, as was highlighted by the pug owned by William of Orange. Pompey had been sleeping in his master’s tent during a campaign in Spain.

Pompey heard Spanish soldiers stealthily approaching the camp and awakened William by barking and licking his face. From that time on, William always kept Pompey in his bedchamber, and Pompey is featured alongside his master on William’s tomb.

The different types of dog breed known by it’s distinctive look and are generally classified/labeled as “pitbulls” are naturally strong, intelligent, and fearless. Their primary goal is to please their owner, this even applies to irresponsible and bad owners who train them to fight.

Astoundingly in the early 1900s, America’s nickname for Pit Bulls was “The Nanny Dog”. For generations if you had children and wanted to keep them safe you wanted a pit bull. With their widely known reputation of being courageous, faithful, loving, and loyal, especially when it came to children or adults. A child’s safety was practically guaranteed.

With the advent of the internet, it’s now easy to see all the dogs that have proven that they are not only their master’s, but also all of mankind’s best friend. From the elderly woman who fell one outside winter night and was kept alive by her dogs bringing her a quilt and lying next to her to keep her warm, to the 5 month old cocker spaniel puppy who brought help for her master trapped in an overturned vehicle, it seems that dogs will go out of their way to give us the help, love, and (often) guidance that we need. Just think of the thousands of therapy/service dogs who assist their owners every day to live more comfortable lives.

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