The dog as we know it is a descendant of the ancient wild wolf. It's said that there are over 400 million dogs in the US, and they are petted and pampered for their loyalty and devotion, companionship, playfulness, and intelligence. It's clear why they're called "man's best friend."
According to the American Kennel Club there are more than 800 canine breeds, accidental and deliberate. And the dog business is booming, with more and more pet stores, dog parks, and dog whisperers. We love our dogs!