The dog was a domesticated form of the wolf, a carnivorous mammal native to Earth. The domestic dog was one of the most widely kept working and companion animals in human history, a tradition that lived on into the Post Diaspora era.
There were many different kinds of dogs, most of them bred for specific purposes.
Breeds of dogs Edit
Golden Retriever Edit
The Golden Retriever was historically developed as a gundog to retrieve shot waterfowl and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties. They were also one of the most popular breeds for a family pet and service animal. Honor Harrington's parents owned one when she was growing up. Nimitz learned to play with a frisbee by watching Alfred Harrington throw it with the dog. (HH2)
Irish Setter Edit
The Mastiff, also called Molosser, was kept as a pet for companionship and protection, and was so known to be loyal and protective of their masters that the term "protective as a mastiff" was given to people when they exhibited extreme loyalty to a person.
The Rottweiler was originally known as "Rottweil butchers' dog", because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market in ancient Germany. Ms. Steinman owned a Rottweiler named Brutus. (SK1)
- Detailed article about dogs on Wikipedia