The connection between humans and dogs has been long acknowledged as one of the strongest bonds around - even if, at some point, they will inevitably try to steal a sausage off your plate.
Here's why we think dogs are the best pets ever...
1. They’re incredibly loyal. It’s no wonder a 40% of dog owners recently admitted they tell their dogs everything – we know we can trust them to be there for us!
2. Their positive attitude is infectious. Dogs get so excited over the simplest things – sticks, discarded food wrappers, a trip to the corner shop – that they make you appreciate the little things in life. No one can be sad with a waggy-tailed friend around.
3. They’re good at cuddles.
4. They make you active – even when you really, really can’t be bothered to go for a stroll, the necessity of ‘walkies’ means you've just got to get out there. And you always feel glad that you’ve had the exercise.
5. They do their business outside. Unlike cats, you don’t need to keep a litter box inside when you own a dog – although you will find yourself constantly carrying around poo bags.