A Dog Is A Person 's Best Friend Essay

829 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
A Dog is a Person’s Best Friend There are thousands of animals of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some can be easily domesticated and are friendly; while others are naturally wild and savage. There are thousands of people, around the world, who have different animals as pets. Typical pets consist of cats, dogs, fish, turtles, or hamsters. However, the best pet a person can have is a dog. Dogs are the best pets because they are friendly, are intelligent, and can protect/detect dangers. The scientific name for dogs is Canis lupus familiaris, and “there are more than 150 dog breeds divided into eight classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.” Dogs vary in size and can be adopted by the age of eight weeks. When a puppy is born they are toothless, deaf, and blind. An interesting fact about dogs is that they don’t sweat through their saliva, like most people think; they actually “sweat through the pads of their feet.” Another fact is that dogs were one of the first animals domesticated by people. All my life I’ve been surrounded by dogs. I know from experience that they are one of the friendliest animals any person or family can have. When I get home my dog always welcomes me. Sometimes when I’m sad she notices it, and she always tries to cheer me up, by playing with me. My most current dog I’ve had is a female Chihuahua, and I got her when I turned nine years old. She has never acted violently towards my family and I; she is…

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