One of the first animals domesticated by ancient man, the dog has long been accurately described as "man's best friend." The social nature of these descendents of wild wolves makes them a desirable pet and playmate for humans of all ages. They are companions and protectors, laborers and lifesavers, for millions of happy pet owners worldwide.

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They may be thought of as fussy now, but the "pom pom" cut familiar to poodles was originally designed to keep the dogs warm while swimming!

   

 

 
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