Top Ten Qualities of Dogs That Make Them Man's Best Friend

We all know the saying - for the many thousands of years we humans have lived on this planet, the one other species that has always been by our side throughout the good and bad, the war and peace, the struggles and reliefs...it is the domestic dog. Most people in the U.S. have a pet dog. They are smart creatures, they are talented...did you know a dog can smell up to 60x better than a human? They have protected us, working as military helpers, firehouse dogs...a dog cheers you up! Therapy dogs, puppies...no other animal is as sensitive to human emotions than the dog.

This list is dedicated to the one other Earthling that has stuck with us, always by our side, through thick and thin. And will be by our side until the end. Woof!
The Top Ten
1 Loyalty

This is very true. Dogs are loyal and want to stay with their owner all the time. Usually, cats run away and come back repeatedly.

Your pet dog is more than a pet. It is a friend. It is your companion for times when no human can help you. Your dog knows when you're happy, sad, angry, depressed, tired, scared. Your dog will always be there for you.

My dog Jade is also at my side when I'm sad.

2 Sense of Humor

I agree, my dog always has this little bottom row of teeth grin she pulls up when you call her name and you're holding food.

Dogs can be funny! Playing with your shoes, chasing their tails, barking for no reason, even smiling for pictures!

3 Friendliness

My dog always climbs over me when I come home from school. Thus, my dog is very friendly with my friends as well. He also sleeps with me at night and he is my only alarm to wake up.

No other animal can be as friendly as your dog. When you get home from work, school, or elsewhere, your dog comes running to the door to greet you.

4 Helpfulness

They can smell a bomb, they help the military, they work as firehouse companions, therapy dogs. They are truly helpful animals.

5 Companionship

Your dog will always want to be with you. Whether it's going for walks, eating dinner (begging), sleeping, or just sitting around, this companion will never leave your side.

6 Intelligence

Imagine trying to teach a giraffe to roll over. Does it work?

7 Emotion
8 Kid-Friendly

A new puppy is all a little kid needs for pure joy.

9 Protection

A dog will stand at your side through almost anything.

10 Playfulness
The Contenders
11 History

Humans and dogs have been through a lot together.

12 Loving

When you're having a bad day, a dog is able to notice it and does everything it can to make your day a whole lot better.

13 Resilience
14 Non-Judgemental

Dogs never judge any person, but we humans do.

15 Dopey
16 They Care About the Owner
17 They Stay by Your Side
18 Faithfulness
19 Trustworthy
20 Cute
21 Persistence
22 Fast
23 Responsibility
24 Good Looking
25 Entertaining
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