There are many species of animals that share a bonding
with the humans. Foremost among them, the mans most loyal friend has
always been the Dog. Humans and dogs have been inseparable for thousand
of years depending on each other for protection and survival. From
earlier days we have relied on dogs for hunting and guarding and now
more as pets for companionship, protection and their showmanship.
Dogs belong to the family Canidae which includes wolves,
jackals and foxes. All modern domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have
descended from the grey wolf. There are now more than 300 different
breeds of domestic dog and these are often classified into different
groups according to the tasks such as hunting, guarding and herding,
for which they were originally bred.