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Man's best friend comes in so many shapes and sizes that it's difficult to believe that all dogs have a single canine ancestor. From the hairless to the hairiest, people certainly seem to have a love affair with dogs. Find out which dog breed suits you best.
While a lot of the early evolution of dog breeds is a result of the environments dogs migrated to and through, most of today's modern breeds bear the touch of man's artistic brush. Humans began selecting dogs with the traits they desired most and began breeding these dogs until physical similarities began to emerge. Ever since then, selection has been refined over and over again until, ultimately, you see each breed as it exists today.
The dog breeds profiled in this category offer an overview of each breed's physical attributes and general character, but keep in mind, every dog is an individual and none fit the mold exactly.
Purpose is the biggest factor in the way dog breeds have developed over the centuries. Just looking at the different subdivisions of dog breeds show how diverse they really are.
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If you're looking for a dog that will fit in with your family, use the information in this category to help you narrow down your list. The right dog is out there and just waiting for you.