Why do people have dogs?

United States
January 16, 2007 4:54pm CST
What is the appeal? What is it about dogs that make people want to have them around? Why were dogs domesticated and not say ground hogs?
6 responses
@vinoth_123 (1878)
• India
16 Jan 07
some people they are keeping for security purpose and some of them keeping like pet.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I get it.
@Croquetilla (1817)
• Spain
16 Jan 07
becuase the human before used the dog to work and is more easy to domesticate. A lot of time the humon work with dogs afeter this the human is customary have dogs
• United States
16 Jan 07
They could have used tigers or bears or deer, so why dogs?
• United States
16 Jan 07
Dogs were domesticated for many reasons. They are more capable of doing numerous things that other animals can't do all at the same time. Dogs can be our companions as well as doing any job that we train them to do such as guarding, herding etc. Could you imagine a ground hog trying to guard us or herding sheep or cows? LOL It's just impractical for most other animals.
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
16 Jan 07
well they say dog is mans best friend .I think its true they are there to great you when you come home ,they keep your feet warm when you are sitting at the computer lol they are around when you want to throw a ball around .They are great when you want to take a walk but dont want to go alone .Not to mention the fact how protective they are .
• Belgium
16 Jan 07
People get more love from a dog who's attached to you than any person in the world. It's great for people who are living alone or for some older people. And offcourse for everybody but especially
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
16 Jan 07
Maybe because they love dogs. Generally the people says that they are men's best friend.