Dog Breeds

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends

The alliance of man and dogs goes back to at least the Stone Age. They probably first met as competitors in their search for food. The dog was the better hunter, man the more cunr !ng. Man was able to take advantage of the dog’s keener hearing to warn of enemies and of his scenting abil ity to help find and run down game. Meanwhile, the animal was fed, shared a warm abode, and gradually learned to accept a subservient role in the partnership, Thus, a great and lasting friendship was born.

In the heyday of Egyptian power, a ruler wouldn’t be found dead without his dog. Amtefa It of the XI Dynasty and his Pharaoh Hound were entombed together, about 2,300 B.C. Socrates, took an oath on the head of the Canis familiaris.

he Great proclaimed, ‘If I were not a man I would to be a dog.” Napoleon would have missed his imperial return to Paris, had he not been rescued from drowning by a Newfoundland, as he was spirited off the island of Elba. When Vikings explored the North American waters, Norwegian Elk- hounds were on the prows of their ships.
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Alexander Pope.
The alliance of man and dogs goes back to at least the Stone Age. They probably first met as competitors in their search for food. The dog was the better hunter, man the more cunr ;ng. Man was able to take advantage of the dog’s keener heari ng to warn of enemies and of his scenting abil ity to help find and run down game. Meanwhile, the animal was fed, shared a warm abode, and gradually learned to accept a subservient role in the partnership. Thus, a great and lasting friendship was born.

In the heyday of Egyptian power, a ruler wouldn’t be found dead without his dog. Amtefa II of the XI Dynasty and his Pharaoh Hound were entombed together, about 2,300 B.C. Socrates took an oath on the head of the Canis familiaris. Alexander the Great proclaimed, “If I were not a man I would like to be a dog.” Napoleon would have missed his imperial return to Paris, had he not been rescued from drowning by a Newfoundland, as he was spirited off the island of Elba. When Vikings explored the North American waters, Norwegian Elk- hounds were on the prows of their ships.

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

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