From the dainty, graceful Chihuahuas to the domineering, giant Mastiffs, dogs are magnificent animals known for their pleasant, friendly, or ferocious personalities. These four-legged, loyal, protective, and affectionate creatures are traced back to a small mammal called the ‘miacis’, which evolved to the first true dog named ‘cynodictis’, a slender short-legged animal, no larger than a mink.
Since the beginning of time, humans have bred dogs for specific purposes such as guarding, herding, hunting, and of course, companionship. Breeds refer to specific physical traits and characteristics an animal possesses that distinguish it from others within the same species.
There are over 350 different breeds of dogs known worldwide today. The most common breeds are the Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Beagles, and Rottweilers.
From the cuddly, playful pets in families to the well-trained watchdogs employed in security and government agencies, dogs’ functional roles and usefulness in daily human life can never be overemphasized. In recent times, dogs have been raised as service or therapy animals, making it possible for people with physical challenges to navigate and live independently.
One common myth about dogs is that they cannot see colors, as such, the world to them is black and white. This is incredibly false. Dogs can see colors, however, not as vividly as humans. While they cannot distinguish between red and grey, dogs have better night vision than humans.
We have outlined below a fun and straightforward step-by-step process to be used when creating a fantastic pictorial representation of our furry loves. Let’s begin!