Dogs are amazing. There, it’s as blunt and straightforward as that. Ever since the homo sapiens discovered the capacity to tame wild animals, we’ve been gaining all kinds of benefits from it. Dogs have been man’s best friends since basically always: they’ve been our hunting buddies, our loyal travel companions, our entertaining court fools (rewarded with the finest canine cuisine, mind) and nowadays they’re our beloved Netflix couch partners. But even though dogs try to offer to us as much of their love and attention as possible, they don’t forget about their own brethren and have managed to tie some tight knots with other dog companions too, as these 7 Heartwarming Dog Friendship Pictures are going to prove.
1. Sibling Love
Corgis make excellent pets, as the 70 year old tradition of the Royal British Family has proven. They’re loyal, adorable and it’s hard to say no to a face that always looks like it’s contorted in the biggest dog grin ever. This picture tops the list of qualities a corgi possesses, by adding strong family bonds to it.
Fun fact: The name “corgi” is a composed Welsh word. “Cor” means dwarf, and “gi” means dog. That means that the rough translation is “dwarf dog,” which as offensive it may sound, we have to admit that it’s not exactly far from the truth.
2. Like Mother, Like Son
As a fellow dog owner, I can confirm that this isn’t an uncommon position you may find your beloved Spots in. Dogs, especially as they get older, tend to get cheekier and more daring, usually ending up in doing things like eating your entire one month supply of toilet paper or hopping on your bed and claiming supreme ownership to it by sleeping diagonally with their paws in the air. Either way, as long as they’re united in mischief, it counts as one of our dog friendship pictures.
Fun fact: Labradors have the reputation of being great retriever dogs, and big time swimmers. That’s because they were once used for fishing! In fact, it looks like they were made for water related activities, since they possess water-resistant double layered fur and paws that are biologically engineered for water waddling.
3. A Little Kiss
Some people made the claim that the reason why dogs bite us, is because we’ve picked up the bad habit of dressing them up in the strangest ways possible. The most common theme has to be, however, our bizarre love for organizing canine weddings. This picture doesn’t have the bride and groom dressed in their appropriate clothing, though, so I think it’s better to say that it’s more likely an engagement party. Either way, as long as there’s love involved, we’re all happy.
Fun fact: Siberian huskies are a breed born to run long distances in the harsh conditions of the freezing wilderness. They’re constructed with a double layered fur coat that manages to protect them against cold winds, and they possess the interesting ability of eluding fatigue by burning calories without tapping into their reserves of fat and glycogen.
4. United Against The Vet
The picture’s original caption is, “My friend’s dogs think they are going to the vet when in reality they are headed to the park.”
Well, nothing says friendship like unity in moments of hardship, doesn’t it? Even if they are just in their heads.
Pet owner tip #1: Dogs don’t understand the word “stop,” especially when food is involved. I know it may seem difficult to turn away from the wet eyed pleads of your pup, but you need to try to stop throwing half eaten chicken legs under the table. Your dog will generally eat anything you lay out to it, and will ultimately end up puking all over your carpet or with a terrible stomachache. Or both.
5. Pit Bull And Chihuahua Adopted Together
We don’t know the story behind this picture, aside from what the caption tells us, but we imagine something must have led to the development of a very strong friendship between these two lovely dogs. We’re grateful for that, since now we have one of the most powerful dog friendship pictures. Also, we wish them the best of their new lives together, and may they never be separated.
Fun fact: You can find chihuahuas in basically any color variation you can imagine. More than that, the texture and length of their fur is also extremely varied: we have chihuahuas with short, mid or long hair and little, shaky dogs with wiry or silky coats.
6. Harlow And Indiana
Isn’t it the best feeling in the world when you see the bond formed between a dog Goliath and a dog David, basically? Usually, the larger pup will always be the one wary and careful around the other, while its smaller friend tends to be a lot more feisty and accident prone. But don’t worry, there haven’t been any reports of a dog accidentally stepping on another. I think.
Fun fact: Dachshunds are probably the most varied breed. They come in over fifteen color combinations, in three sizes and in three other categories based on the texture of their fur. The most common type is the short haired one, though you can also see dachshunds with long or wired hair.
This picture looks like it’s been pulled out of the pages of a prom/wedding photo album, doesn’t it? The quality proves that this definitely wasn’t one of those accidental dog friendship pictures. Someone willingly gathered three dogs in the middle of a bloomed field and had them hug it out for the entertainment of the Internet. And you know what? I’m thoroughly entertained and moved.
Fun fact: Australian shepherds are considered to be one of the most beautiful dog breeds. That’s thanks to the stunning colors and patterns of their fur coat, as well as to their crystal blue eye color. However, these shepherds can also have other colors: brown, green, amber or hazel, and in some instances can even have mismatched or marbled eyes.
There’s no wonder that the majority of us is so obsessed with dogs. We knew that long before we discovered these 7 Heartwarming Dog Friendship Pictures, but they definitely help us to remember that should we ever be in need of a friend who can sincerely love and appreciate us, dogs will always be there for us.