A DOG......is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself."
Stories of loyalty and faithfulness to man by dogs abound.
special close relationship between dogs and humans has endured for many
centuries, could it be that this is because we share many - if not all
- of the same characteristics.
We live in groups, we share
shelter, food and many of our leisure pastimes, working frequently
mentioned in legends, songs and stories, many dog's courage,
steadfastness, and loyalty to man has been proven.
highly social animals. This can account for their trainability,
playfulness and ability to fit into human households and social
situations. Dogs and humans at times co-operate in some of the most
effective hunting in the animal world, no one questions that. Dogs fill
a variety of roles in human society and are often trained as working
The most common and perhaps most important role of dogs is as companions. But what of man's loyalty and trust to dogs?