So, you like dogs...
And who doesn't? They are pretty amazing, what with being man's best friend and all. They are, in essence, controlled wolves - and I need not explain our unending fascination with those wild beasts. Domesticated over 15,000 years ago, dogs have gained and maintained their position by our side as hunters, trackers, protectors, and companions.
The braveness of these animals has not gone unnoticed, and their loveliness is far from ignored. They are the stars of movies, the basis of stories, the inspiration of poetry and the role model for thousands of people across the globe. To be as the dog is to be humble, loyal, and honest. To be like a wolf is to be fierce in both love and war.
I am no exception when it comes to my appreciation for these magnificent creatures, in all their various shapes and states of wildness or domestication, and I am thrilled anew watching them behave as they do. Whether in the field or on the couch, these animals may never lose their charm in our eyes.
I have collected a few of my favorite canine photos for the purpose of easy recall and also to share with other dog lovers such as myself. These are not typical images one might find in a meme database, and I can't honestly describe why they strike me as emotional, inspirational, or otherwise, but they do. Perhaps they will for you too.
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Jessica Cramer from Los Angeles, CA on March 16, 2018:
Awesome collection of canine shots- and not your cutesy or typical ones at that. great article!
Tristan from Indiana on September 17, 2015:
Shaddie (author) from Washington state on April 21, 2015:
Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked them as much as I do :)
Julie K Henderson on April 21, 2015:
Bravo! These images are fun and memorable. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.
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Sharilee Swaity from Canada on September 01, 2013:
What a great selection of pictures! I especially like the one with the dog and the tear. Adorable!
tmurphy on June 28, 2012:
Cool photos. I liked the two where the dogs are chasing the ball the best.
Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on June 25, 2012:
Great photos of our beloved best friend! I'm with Nettle - I like the one of the komondor the best. It's so cool the way nature "braids" its hair! Voted up.
Alan R Lancaster from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire) on June 25, 2012:
Nice one! I particularly liked the dog chasing the ball underwater. They have a capacity for the comic as well as for intimidation. I have a video with footage of a Border Collie opening a window to where some cakes sit in a farmhouse window. When he's taken what he wants he jumps back out again and shuts the window behind him.
Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 25, 2012:
Nice collection. There are quite a few I have never seen and you put them together well. Thanks.
Shaddie (author) from Washington state on June 25, 2012:
Indeed! I believe that one is a puli, he has also photographed black ones.
Nettlemere from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on June 25, 2012:
Great selection - I especially liked the puli or komondor (I think) by Tim Flach.