Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dogs At Work.

The domestic dog has been the most widely kept working, hunting and companion animal in human history. Dogs have lived and worked with humans in so many roles such as hunting, herding, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. Therefore dogs have the unique nickname, "man's best friend”. Currently, there are estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world.
Dogs of several breeds are considered as working dogs that include in human activities in terms of helping out humans. The working dogs are trained properly and accordingly to the activities they will perform. Yet, despite the size of some dogs they are sometimes used as pets as well. However, they generally require special training and owners might have to learn how to bind with their pet, in these cases.

Isle of man Post Offices issued the above stamp depicted the working dogs are Labrador, Border Collie, Dalmatian. Mongrel, English Setter and Alsatian.

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